In an official statement, director Devashish Makhija informed that the film narrates the tale of migrants in Mumbai.
Poster of Manoj Bajpayee’s Bhonsle revealed at Cannes Film Festival
Mumbai - 12 May 2018 15:00 IST
The first look of Manoj Bajpayee’s next film Bhonsle was unveiled at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Produced by Muvizz, Golden Ratio Films, Manoj Bajpayee Productions and Promodome Motion Pictures, the film is directed by Devashish Makhija, of Ajji (2017) fame.
In an official statement, Makhija informed that the film narrates the tale of migrants in Mumbai.
“Bhonsle is more than a film for me. It is something Manoj and I have fought together for years to make. This story is my way of making some sense of immigrant politics — the burning issue of this era. What makes someone an outsider? Where does ‘mine’ end and ‘yours’ begin? Bhonsle has tried to epitomize these frightening, hard to answer questions. It’s been made on a war footing by a bunch of mad-courageous producers. And we’re all relieved — and thrilled – to have gotten here with it,” he said.
According to Bajpayee, who has been in the Hindi film industry since the past two decades, Bhonsle is one of his most challenging roles.
“I have always supported independent cinema and when a great script like this comes my way, I like to do everything possible as an actor to make the film happen. This has been one of the most challenging roles I have played so far,” he said.
The first poster of the film shows Bajpayee dressed as an aged Maharashtrian man with moustaches and a Gandhi cap.
Bhonsle also stars Marathi filmstar Santosh Juvekar.