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Abhishek Bachchan: “I Will Never Forget The  Look On The Jail Inmates’ Faces”



Abhishek Bachchan

Before Dasvi started streaming on  Netflix, Abhishek Bachchan and his team  took the film to the Agra Central  Jail where it had been shot.

“We had promised ourselves that we would  show the film to the jailmates. I will never  forget how  happy they looked on seeing the  film, recognizing the location and  even identifying themselves in the scenes,” says  Abhishek.

Cinema  was  always meant to be reformative. And it  was, when V Shantaram made  Do Aankhen  Barah  Haath about prison reformation. Dasvi aspires to the same ideal goal of  filmmaking.

Says Abhishek, “We  have a  very strong message  on  the power  of formal schooling and education to change  society.I am glad  that message comes across so strongly. I think the  predominant  function of  cinema is to entertain. But if  we can  also  put across  a strong message , then nothing like it.”

As  a  boorish  politician who passes his 10th Class examination in  prison, Abhishek has given  the  performance  of his lifetime.

Is he  going to be up there in  the nominations lists  of  the  awards at year end? “I don’t know. I am  not even nominated  for Bob Biswas from last year.”

His  next release is  R Balki’s Ghoomer  where he re-unites Balki after the  historic Paa.

“And not just Balki, I also re-unite  with Shabanaji(Azmi). We  worked together  years ago in Umrao Jaan. It is so wonderful to work with her again. She is  amazing,” says Abhishek.

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