Thackeray bahu to make film on Babri demolition
Mumbai: Babri Masjid demolition may have split the Indian political class down the middle, but Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray`s daughter-in-law Smita is planning a film on the controversy that would not have a political angle to it and represent the common man`s view on the subject.
"There is no political angle to the film. My film is about the common man`s point of view. On how he sees the whole subject," she told PTI on Monday.
The announcement of the film, titled `Babri`, comes two months after the Supreme Court asked the Sena supremo to spell out his stand on a CBI plea for the restoration of charges against him of hatching a criminal conspiracy to demolish the mosque in 1992.
"I have had 5-6 meetings with actor Aamir Khan and he has given his creative inputs for the script. I have spoken with Ajay Devgan, who is now in London, to feature in the film," Smita said.
Though Aamir will not act in the film, Smita acknowledged the actor`s contribution "on the idea level".
He (Aamir) appreciated the intention with which I am making the film. He is busy with other projects and won`t feature in the film, she said.
"The bound script is ready and we launch the film in 3 months. I expect to finish the film in a single schedule and release it before the final verdict on the Babri case is announced," she said.
"I was thinking about this subject for a long time and I want to put my views in a cinematic way," she said.