Kolkata, Dec 5, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Abhishek Bachchan, along with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and director Ashutosh Gowarikar, attended a special screening of his recently-released film ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ (KHJJS) here on Sunday evening.
Prior to the screening, the cast interacted with winners of ITC Fiama Di Wills Facebook contest organized to promote the film.
Speaking to the media, Gowarikar said, “I am very much pleased to see the response here. My film is completely based on Manini Chatterjee’s book ‘Do or Die’.
“As to my imagination, Abhishek resembled the persona of Master Da (Surjyo Sen). We don’t have any footage or pictures of Master Da. So I imagined his body language and matched it with Abhishek. And the outcome is in front of you all. In short, the core of this film is the young generation who took revolution to the zenith”.
Junior Bachchan sounded very excited on his new on-screen avatar of a freedom fighter.
“Surjyo Sen is a natural hero. But such a great name has almost been forgotten. Sixty-four people showed resistance to the British rule, of which 55 were merely boys,” said Abhishek.
“Master Da is an iconic figure and each and every one should know his fight to independence. So to me, Ashutosh Sir has completely done justice by making a film on such a legend. Now the whole of India, rather the whole world will come in terms to what he did for India’s independence,” he added.
The film is based on Chittagong Uprising of 1930.