But wasn’t he scared that the same people who attacked Azmi might cause him harm? “I am used to my wife shouting at me all the time. No one can cause greater harm to me than my wife,” he joked.
Like most of us, Raj Kumar had only heard about the gunning of the lawyer. But when he heard the lawyer’s life story, Raj Kumar “was quite moved and inspired”. All the efforts of the team were duly recognised at various international film fests and by critics alike. However, it was the feedback from late lawyer’s family that validated their sincerity. “When his family said my portrayal of Shahid was quite close to Azmi, we were happy our honest efforts weren’t in vain,” said Mehta.
And Raj Kumar was elated when he got a call from actor Aamir Khan praising him for the film. But there are some family members who aren’t very happy. Raj Kumar’s nieces! “Both my niece haven’t been able to watch any of my films (because of A certificate). I hope there’s a way I can make them watch my films. They won’t be able to watch Shahid either,” laughed Raj Kumar.