The first look of Manoj Bajpayee-starrer “Bhonsle” was unveiled at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. The actor says it has been a challenging project.
Manoj said in a statement: “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.”
Produced by Muvizz and directed by Devashish Makhija, the film is currently in the final stages of post-production and will do the festive circuit globally before being released in India sometime early next year.
Makhija said: “‘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.
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“What makes someone an outsider? Where does ‘mine’ end and ‘yours’ begin? ‘Bhonsle’ has tried to epitomise 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.”
Muvizz’s Piiyush Singh said: “Cannes is an important destination for any media company. It has been a great journey for us as a film like this is not easy to make.”