Kaushik be­gins ‘Kaagaz’ shoot in Si­ta­pur

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It is lights, cam­era and action at Chaud­huri Ni­was in Kan­duni vil­lage, Biswa, in district Si­ta­pur. Here, ac­tordi­rec­tor Satish Kaushik took the mahu­rat shot of his film ‘Kaagaz’, which is based on UPite Lal Bi­hari ‘Mri­tak’, a na­tive of Amilo vil­lage, in Aza­m­garh.

Na­tional award win­ning ac­tor Pankaj Tri­pathi plays the role of Lal Bi­hari with Gu­jarati ac­tor Monal Ga­j­jar play­ing his bet­ter half in the film. It also stars Mita Vashisht be­sides sev­eral lo­cal ac­tors. Kaushik has once again donned the di­rec­tor’s hat and is also pro­duc­ing the film un­der his ban­ner Satish Kaushik Entertainment, helmed by his nephew Nis­hant Kaushik.

The of­fi­cial launch of the film took place in the pres­ence of Si­ta­pur district mag­is­trate Shee­tal Verma. Kaushik, who ear­lier wanted the ti­tle to be ‘Main Zinda Hoon’, has now chris­tened it ‘Kaagaz’. Tri­pathi donned played Bi­hari don­ning a shirt teamed with pay­jama.

“Kaagaz (pa­per) plays very im­por­tant role in our life. We write ex­ams on pa­per, marriages are cer­ti­fied, di­vorces are given and judg­ments pro­nounced on pa­per. In the life of Lal Bi­hari, an­other pa­per played an im­por­tant role, one which de­clared him dead. So, we have named it ‘Kaagaz’.

The film is Lal Bi­hari’s hum­ble story; a farmer, who was de­clared dead on pa­per be­cause his rel­a­tives sought help from a cor­rupt of­fi­cial to snatch his land. The story show­cases a weak Lal Bi­hari turn­ing into a strong and con­fi­dent man, who goes on to fight the cor­rupt sys­tem and proves to the world that he is alive.

“This film is re­ally close to my heart and I am re­ally grate­ful to my col­leagues (Im­tiaz Husain, Ankur Su­man and Shashank) for their amaz­ing con­tri­bu­tion in terms of a re­al­is­tic de­pic­tion of the sto­ry­line. We de­cided to launch the film in Si­ta­pur to stay true to the essence of the script and to reach out to the au­di­ence in the smaller parts of the state and coun­try,” said Kaushik, speak­ing to HT.

HT PHOTO

Ac­tor Pankaj Tri­pathi with Monal Ga­j­jar and (right) pro­duc­erdi­rec­tor Satish Kaushik at Kan­duni vil­lage, Si­ta­pur

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