The ‘angry young man’ of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, recently praised the people of Bhopal. He revealed that without their disciplinary cooperation, the shooting of Prakash Jha’s upcoming movie ‘Satyagraha’ would have been impossible.
“The work on `Satyagraha` has been arduous and long and not without its moments of great emotion. The presence of hundreds on the set has been incredible…to have pulled off most of the important scenes with their co-operative presence has been great credit to the people of Bhopal, who really must be given huge appreciation for being such a disciplined lot.
Really ! Without them and their regard for the visitor, this shoot would not have been possible,” the superstar wrote on his blog. The 70-year-old actor’s role in the political thriller, apparently, is based on social activist Anna Hazare. “The moments though of voluntary fast for achieving the attention of rightful demand, in peace, has been a destructive weapon, without any shed of blood or violence nor any physical retaliation to the oppressor. This is what Mahatma Gandhi taught us, and this is what made us gain our independence from British Colonial Raj,” Amitabh said. ‘Satyagraha’, which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee and Amrita Rao, is set to hit theatres on August 15, 2013.