New Delhi, July 22: Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee is set to watch Tigmanshu Dhulia’s directorial “Raagdesh”, a film that salutes the heroes of the Indian National Army today.
Featuring Kunal Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Amit Sadh, the film revolves around the Red Fort trial of three INA (Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army) officers for treason and conspiracy against the English throne.
It will be specially screened for the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Producer Gurdeep Singh Sappal was keen that the President watches the film before his term draws to a close, as a mark of respect for those heroes. He says, “It was only befitting that the first screening of the film, produced by Rajya Sabha TV, be held for the President of India. We were fortunate and grateful that the President granted our wish.”
Mohit is excited too. He told IANS: “This is a very special moment for me. I don’t know when I will get this chance again to meet the President at his house. I’ve invited my parents too. Kunal, Tigmanshu and the producers will be there. Amit couldn’t be a part of it as he is in London.”
“We will do a parade from Vijay Chowk and head to the President’s house,” he added about the activity which is planned to recreate the 1940s era.
It will also be attended by Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, Arun Jaitley, Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha, Prof. PJ Kurien, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha and prominent leaders of the parties in Rajya Sabha.
“Raagdesh” is slated to release on July 28.