Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte along with film’s Director Ketan Mehta opened and shared their thoughts from fighting a long legal battle to secure a release date for the film to becoming a victim of piracy.
Directed by ketan Mehta under the banner of Viacom-18 motion pictures, Manjhi- the mountain man is a biopic based on Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer hailing from Gehlaur village in Gaya district widely known as the “Mountain Man” who had carved a mountain using only hammer and chisel, to pave a road in memory of his wife who passed away without medical treatment as travel to the nearest hospital took a lot of time due to the mountain.
The question is if social media is a boon or a bane? well, where on one we are thankful to it for making us connected to the world the other hand it acts as a curse when comes to one’s security. These days Piracy and films leaked online before their release are among the biggest nuisances, the internet is currently causing filmmakers and recently, what has come under its net was manjhi the mountain man which has been leaked online 10 days prior to films release.
The man who titillated everybody with his acting skills in gangs of wasseypur, badlapur and many more feels that film like Manjhi looses their essence if watched on small laptops and phones. He added “I don’t run after money for films”
The film also stars Radhika apte, who recently acted in a Bengali short film Ahalya said “this is the first time I have been a seductress apart from Ahalya. I got molested in Badlapur and in Hunter also I am trying to reject him”
“After badlapur I got those big franchise of sex comedies. I am trying really hard to not be in that category.Some people typecaste you.” she said.
The film is slated to release on 21st August.