Actor Rajkummar Rao avoids questions about the controversy surrounding the upcoming film Bheed, which emphasises the plight of migrant labourers during the lockdown and is surrounded by controversy.
During a press conference in Mumbai, Rajkummar Rao conversed with the media. Anubhav Sinha is the director, and a stellar ensemble cast includes Ashutosh Rana, Dia Mirza, Pankaj Kapur, Kritika Karma, and others.
Bhushan Kumar withdrew from producing the movie because the audience reacted negatively to the film’s trailer for Bheed, which compared the lockdown to the partition and used PM Modi’s announcement speech regarding the lockdown.
During the media interaction, we asked Rajkummar Rao about the controversies surrounding the film. He said, “I am not sure about PM Modi’s voice-over issue, I was busy with promotion, but I am sure creating the trailer is the call of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, and it would be much better if you could ask him about the creative call.”
Recently, National Award winner filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar released India Lockdown, which explores the same storyline as Bheed.
When asked about India Lockdown and Bheed being the same, Rajkummar Rao said, “To be honest, I haven’t seen Madhur Bhandarkar’s Lockdown, but I am sure it is a different film, a whole different film.”
Anubhav Sinha provided the story for this film, which he wrote, directed, and produced, together with Saumya Tiwari, Sonali Jain, and Sinha. The movie will be seen in theatres on March 24, 2023.
Source: News Desk