With growing reach of Internet, a lot of people are daring to take on projects they’d have only dreamed of a while ago.
One such project is ‘Ijjazat’. Karanvir Bohra, a well-established television actor, is all set to make a film based on ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s love story with Sonia Gandhi. He’s not just be involved in the making of it but would also play the part of Rajiv Gandhi. Priya Banerjee, a newbie in the industry all the way from Calgary, is casted for Sonia Gandhi’s character.
Karanvir says the inspiration for the movie came from an old episode of ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ which had Rajiv Gandhi as a guest.
“I happened to watch Rendezvous with Simi Garewal with late Mr Rajiv Gandhi. I was so mesmerized by the way he spoke and the way he carried himself – with such elegance. The way he spoke about Sonia Gandhi ji, the way they met and how he geared up the courage to ask permission to his mother, it was all mesmerizing. And that’s where my film ends. They call it the Eric Segal love story of India. It’s my tribute to him and to all the people in love. A reaffirmation that true love exists.”
The movie will be made in English as well as Italian languages. Karanvir agrees that the idea is more feasible today because of easy access of Internet where he can release his movie.
I am an actor and my job is to act but sometimes you come across a idea and you don’t want to wait for someone to back it. This is one such product, may be few year ago it would have been difficult to take such step. But now, thanks to the growing reach of internet, it is easy to showcase one’s creativity so I took this step. I’ve always been fascinated with classic love stories of the 50’s and the 60’s. They don’t white such stories or make such movies anymore,” he added.
‘Ijjazat’ will go on floors by next month and be released later in the year.