Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Hansal Mehta's past inspires 'Shahid' movie poster

When Mehta released 'Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar', his office was vandalised and his face was blackened by Shiv Sena.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 7, 2013, 4:32 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Hansal Mehta's past inspires 'Shahid' movie poster
When Mehta released 'Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar', his office was vandalised and his face was blackened by Shiv Sena.

Mumbai: The poster of upcoming film 'Shahid' shows actor Rajkumar Yadav, who plays the role of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, with a blackened face, an incident that director Hansal Mehta suffered in real life.

The poster is inspired from a scene in the film which shows Shahid Azmi being attacked by goons outside the court and his face is blackened but the incident is something that happened to Mehta in real life.

In 2000, when Mehta released 'Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar', his office was vandalised and his face was blackened by Shiv Sena workers.

Mehta decided to relive his personal horrors by including this scene in the movie.

"Hansal has shown great emotional strength to relive the shock and insult and humiliation that he went through despite no fault of his own. It's a brave decision on Hansal's part to make a poster on this incident from his personal life. He is not an afraid man," a source close to the director said.

'Shahid', slated to release on October 18, has found supporters like Aamir Khan in the film fraternity.

In an earlier interview, Mehta had said that the movie reflected his anger at being targetted like that. "I somehow feel vindicated with the positive reception of the film. It also voices my angst. I am a filmmaker, I needed the right story to voice my anger and 'Shahid' is that story."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results