With the intention to promote their upcoming flick ‘A Wednesday’, ace Bollywood actors Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher boarded a local train in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon.
The story of the film is based on a terrorist who threatens to bomb Mumbai city.
The actors journeyed from Churchgate station to Andheri to pay their honors to all those who lost their lives in the 2006 Mumbai serial train bombings.
The movie ‘A Wednesday’ also deals with the subject of violence in daily life
Anupam Kher said, “I think it has become more visible. I think we have become more immune to it. We have become immune to the deaths of lots of people and I don't know how right it is to say that is has become a part of our lives and that we would like to get rid of the situation. So this is an attempt that Naseer and me are traveling to raise question about what is happening around us.”
“It is a film that talks about its times. It is an entertaining film but is it not an escapist fair,” Naseeruddin Shah added.
In the film, Kher plays the character of Prakash Rathod, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, while Naseeruddin Shah will be seen in the role a terrorist who holds the city to ransom, a role that demanded him to get under the terrorists mind.
The movie showcases that how a police commissioner grapples with the mind of a terrorist. Aamir Bashir and Jimmy Shergill are also the part of this movie. Large partions of the movie scenes were shot at Mumbai Police headquarters.
Shah said, “They are the kind of people who can get lost in the crowd. They are the sort of people who you would not remember if you saw them. They are insignificant. They are faceless and that is also the definition of the innocent man in the crowd and I think this is where the film succeeds brilliantly. It portrays the terrorist as one such man, who is grieved and injured."
Directed by debutante Neeraj Pandey, ‘A Wednesday’ is scheduled to release on the September 5.