Actress Mallika Sherawat and director K C Bokadia on Monday said in media that they are receiving ‘threatening calls’ for making a film on the real-life incident of Bhanwari Devi, a Rajasthan-based nurse who was allegedly murdered.
Mallika Sherawat is playing the lead role in the film as ‘Bhanwari Devi’ and the film is directed by K C Bokadia, titled as ‘Dirty Politics’.
Talking to media, the actress said, “I have received threats. There was a call that my brother received, saying “tell your sister to stay away from this topic and from the film”. I think these kinds of threats will be issued.”
Filmmaker K C Bokadia said, “I have also received a lots of threats. I know my duty as a filmmaker. Though I am inspired by the Bhanwari Devi case I have presented it in my own style. I think it will be a clean and good film. We have done the film in our way..it isone of the best films that I have made.”
Though, they did not say that if they will file a complaint or not, but the director said, “I don’t think anyone else could have done this film. I think 5-10 years back when I had seen her performance in ‘Murder’ I had not thought I would work with her. This film required her and I am happy she is doing it.”
Further on this, Mallika Sherawat said, “Everyday we have to play politics to survive. I do both good and bad politics. I would like to do dirty politics…dirtier the better. In the film industry, I think every actor is victim of politics.”
Talking about her role in the film, ‘Dirty Politics’, she said, “The role is bold. I never tried to change my image and I don’t need to do it. I am very happy with my image.”