About 20 meters from the Radcliffe Line that separates India from Pakistan, Tuesday night bore an unusually festive look. The occasion was the unveiling of the first look of upcoming Hindi movie, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.
As the film's cast and crew, comprising producer Karan Arora, director Vijay Raaz and actors Rajendranath aka Raj Zutshi, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Manu Rishi, arrived at the border area for the event, it was apparent from the film's story that there couldn't have been a more appropriate venue.
Revealing the plot of the film, which is said to be a non-political take on the sensitive matter concerning India-Pakistan relations, Karan said that the story went back to 1948 and volved around an Indian and a Pakistani soldier who turn friends from enemies in unusual circumstances.
Amidst noise of bullet shots, screams and dialogues of friendship and hatred that form a part of the film's first look, Karan added, "There could not have been a better place to release the film's first look.
After coming here, we saw the real border that separates the two countries and the commitment of the BSF jawans who keep us in safety." Noted lyricist Gulzar has not only penned the lyrics of the movie, but also been a guiding light for the movie, the producer shared. Meanwhile, acclaimed actor Raj Zutshi, who plays Barfi Singh in the movie, said that the film purported to spread the message of peace.
"I am moved by the surroundings at the border and am talking to Indian soldiers (BSF jawans)," he said of his experience of visiting the demarcating line between the two countries. Director Vijay Raaz, who also acts in the film, xpressed his pleasure to be a part of a 'different' film, which is likely to be released in November this year.
At 12 midnight, the film's cast also participated in a candle light vigil along with peaceniks, while Pakistani band, Raga Boyz, sang a couple of the movie's songs.