Jimmy Shergill’s been doing some very interesting movies in recent years. The fact that he’s a good actor was established with ‘Haasil’ in 2003. Now his latest, ‘Shorgul’, seems to have rubbed some Uttar Pradesh vaasis the wrong way.
‘Shorgul’, is about the “friendship” between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl that gets painted in communal colors and causes riots. The film is loosely based on the 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar.
BJP’s Sangeet Som also seems dead set against the screening of ‘Shorgul’ in Muzaffarnagar. Som is believed to have had a hand in the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013. So his reluctance about the movie being screened on his home turf seems umm… creepy, indefensible, and despicable, sure! But at some very base level, understandable.