Shahid has become a beacon of hope to many independent filmmakers who can now dream of having commercial release of their movies. Director Hansal Mehta urges moviegoers to watch his film to boost the morale of indie filmmakers further.
Khalid Azmi became emotional after watching a latest screening of Hindi film Shahid, based on the life of his brother, slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi.
Biopic is a territory where very few Bollywood filmmakers want to tread, but Hansal Mehta was not apprehensive to take on the real-life story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi even though people dissuaded him.
Director Hansal Mehta, whose upcoming film Shahid, based on the real-life story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, wants a street in the city to be named after him.
Actor Raj Kumar Yadav says he volunteered to do the naked interrogation scene in Shahid, based on the life of slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, as he wanted to feel the character's pain and humiliation.
Slain human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi's brother Khalid says he was moved to see the journey of his older sibling on screen and is quite content with the biopic made by Hansal Mehta as it's almost accurate.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's Shahid, which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel.
Director Hansal Mehta may have to edit his ready-to-release film Shahid again for TV.
Actor Raj Kumar Yadav, who will be seen nude in Hansal Mehta's Shahid, is not comfortable with frontal nudity but says he doesn't want to limit himself.
"I can't limit myself but I am not comfortable doing frontal nudity," Raj Kumar said.
The poster of upcoming film Shahid shows actor Rajkumar Yadav, who plays the role of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, with a blackened face.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is happy that superstar Aamir Khan is promoting his upcoming film Shahid.
He began his journey in the industry with Love, Sex Aur Dhoka and went on to do films like Ragini MMS and Shaitan, but actor Rajkumar Yadav feels popularity came his way only after the success of Kai Po Che!.