The trailer of Hindi film Raktdhar was launched on Wednesday and it highlighted the pivotal role played by veteran Shakti Kapoor in the film as a transgender.
According to News Helpline, those present at the event included producer Dhananjay Dhawan Patil, director Ajit Verma, cast of the movie Mukesh Rishi, Shahbaaz Khan, Ehsaan Khan, Deepsikha Naagpal, Manish Khanna and Archita Banerjee.
The film is directed by Ajit Verma and produced by Dhananjay Dhawan Patil and Rajan Gupta under the banner of Chitra Films will be released on 6th October 2017.
Producer Dhananjay Patil said the film is unique and has something that people have not seen before. He spoke excitedly about Shakti Kapoor’s character in the film.
“Shakti ji, has done a fabulous job. He has never done anything like his current character in Raktdhar. The film’s main base is about the death of his friend and the awful treatment they are given by the officials,” he added.
The movie portrays the trauma and injustice faced by transgender community in hospitals during treatment and even at death. Enraged by the denial of justice, Shakti takes the matter into his hands and enters politics. The film has an action climax based on political revenge.
The film’s trailer gives a glimpse into the story that blends love, political revenge along with Shakti’s struggle in the society and politics as he fights to take control to help his community.
“It will bring forth the truth and problems related to the life of transgenders. The film talks about their lives and daily humiliation they have to face. The story revolves around Shakti Kapoor's character and his transgender friend being raped and dishonoured to death (literally).” said the producer.
Chitra Wagh, politician and Women Wing President was also present at the event. She supported the film and said the theme of the movie expresses her concern for the transgender community.
“They have laws written for them by the government but there isn’t anything actually happening for them,” Wagh noted.
Earlier, the leaked photos of Shakti Kapoor’s character in the film had evinced lot of media interest. In the film, Shakti is seen wearing white kurta pyjama, matching jacket, bangles in hands, nail polish, gold chain, lipstick and red bindi on the forehead. The hair is also long. Shakti’s makeover perfectly fits the role of eunuch he is playing in the film.
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Meanwhile, actress Priyanka Chopra has stated that she wanted to develop the right Hindi films. Addressing a recent press conference for the launch of her upcoming Marathi production Kay Re Rascala with cast and crew, she talked about the plans of her production house Purple Pebble.
“Of course we are also developing Hindi and English films. As a production house, we have spent a lot of time in the last 2 years, in trying to find new things to develop, the process is still going on. Of course, I want to develop Hindi films, but it has to be the right one. For my each film, it is important to have the right combination of things.” Priyanka said.
The international actor also spoke about why she wants to concentrate on regional film production. “For me it’s about being able to present a global platform to regional films. Beautiful stories come from everywhere, we have worked in various languages we have recently worked on a Sikkimese film, two Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and even Bengali films,” said Priyanka.
Priyanka is now working on Hollywood movies titled A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic. In Hindi, she has Gustakhiyan, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film where she plays the role of writer-poetess Amrita Pritam.