Apna Os­car boy gets an­other film

Sunny of Lion fame teams up with Ta­man­naah for movie based on Beti Bachao cam­paign

Mid Day - - HITLIST - SOUMYA VA­J­PAYEE TI­WARI soumya.va­j­payee@mid-day.com

SUNNY Pawar had no dearth of fans, be it at the Os­cars this year where host Jimmy Kim­mel recre­ated a scene from The Lion King with him, or back home. The eight-year-old star, who won ev­ery­one’s hearts with his act in Lion (2016), has bagged an­other pro­ject. Pawar will star in a two-hour-long film, which has been ini­ti­ated by the Anti-Cor­rup­tion and Crime Con­trol Com­mit­tee. Ti­tled ABC, the film is in­spired by the gov­ern­ment’s Beti Bachao, Beti Pad­hao cam­paign.

Baahubali star Ta­man­naah Bha­tia will also be seen in the drama, di­rected by Ramku­mar Shendge. The movie will re­volve around the im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion for the girl child.

About as­so­ci­at­ing with the film, Bha­tia says, “The power vested in be­ing a me­dia fig­ure should be used to in­spire oth­ers. I am proud to be as­so­ci­ated with this cause.”

A source close to the pro­ject re­veals, “Ki­ran Bedi and ac­tors Amitabh Bachchan, Chi­ran­jeevi and Su­niel Shetty will have spe­cial ap­pear­ances in the film. Ma­ha­rash­tra Chief Min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis’ wife, Am­ruta Fad­navis, will con­trib­ute to the film’s mu­si­cal score. The voice of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will also be used in the movie.” The source adds that after pre­mier­ing at Cannes Film Fes­ti­val next year, the film will be made a com­pul­sory watch in all schools across In­dia. “It will be dubbed in 14 lan­guages.”

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