Punjabi movie 'Bikkar Bai Sentimental' will hit the theatres across the state on April 19. The star cast of the movie interacted with mediapersons here on Tuesday.Flanked by the film's hero and renowned singer Jassi Jasraj and producer Sandeep Bansal, noted actor Shahbaz Khan said it was challenging for him to work in a Punjabi movie.
"It was the movie's subject and the message it carries for society, which turned me from Bollywood to Pollywood. I play the role of a cop, who is initially against Bikkar Bai as he thinks he is a criminal. But later he understand his vision, he compares him with like Robin Hood and supports him within the limits of the law," said Shahbaz.
He added that 'Bikkar Bai Sentimental' is a family movie with a message and also has comical situations. The movie depicts police clashing with a man, who is forced to turn an ordinary pahwa (wooden post of a cot) into an instrument for fighting.
Speaking at the event, Jassi Jasraj said the movie was an attempt to change the thought-process of 'why should I interfere' in the times when so many wrongs are happening in society. "The movie depicts that every individual can play his or her part to bring changes in this corrupt system," he said.
The movie is a collaboration of Shanti Films and Prabhsharan Films. Besides Jassi Jasraj and Shahbaz Khan, the leading actors of film are Preeti Jhangiani, Rana Ranbir, Sarda Sohal, Kanwalpreet and Bobby Sandhu.
Gautam Nagrath has directed the movie, while Sandeep Bansal and Kamaljit Kaur have produced the movie and Prabhjot Kaur has helped as the co-producer of the venture. The movie was conceived and written by Baljinder Mahant. Besides Jassi Jasraj, Ikka, Baljinder Singh Mahant and Deep Jagdeep have penned the lyrics. Jassi Jasraj, Diljit Dosanjh and Tarannum have lent their voices. The movie has been shot in and around Chandigarh.