Aamir Khan highly impressed with 'Shahid'

Hansal Mehta directed biographical movie ‘Shahid’ has been recognized by actor and producer Aamir Khan. The actor thought of supporting the movie and has posted the trailer of the movie on his Facebook page.

“We are really happy that our next, ‘Shahid’, is touching the heartstrings of the entire industry. It`s a proud moment for team Shahid that Aamir decided to back the trailer by hosting it on his Facebook page. This is truly a warm gesture from him and we are proud of the film and the trailer and truly thankful to Aamir for having supported it. 

 ‘Shahid’ is surely a film to watch out for and with people like Aamir supporting the film, it will give the film that has been acclaimed the world over, the attention it thoroughly deserves.” said Shikha Kapur, executive director, marketing, studios, Disney UTV.

‘Shahid’ is a biographical movie based on the story of a social activist. Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra have produced the movie. The social activist Shahid Azmi was also a lawyer and was assassinated in Mumbai in 2010. The movie was released internationally in 2012 but will release in India on 18th October, 2013. The world premiere of this movie was held at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

According to reports, Hansal Mehta decided to make a movie on Shahid Azmi after people accused him of terrorist activities after his death. Says Hansal Mehta. “He was not alive to tell his side of the story when aspersions were being cast on him. I decided to stand up for him.”

The film has a small budget and the filming was over in 9 moths only. The role of Shahid Azmi is played by Rajkumar Yadav. Tigmashu Dhulia and K K Menon also play prominent roles. The movie is distributed by UTV motion pictures.

The movie has visited various international film festivals including Toronto and Dubai. Hasal Mehta has won the award for the best director at the New York Indian Film Festival and at the Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart. 

Shahid Azmi was born in Mumbai in a Muslim community. He was arrested for assumed links with terrorists but was later acquitted. He then studied law and became a lawyer. He fought for those who were wrongfully dragged into terrorism cases. In 2010, 4 assailants shot him dead outside his office. He was considered at a social activist.