Sanjay, Bipasha unveil Lamhaa`s first look at IIFA

Colombo: Bollywood stars Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha Basu unveiled the first look of their much-delayed film `Lamhaa`, at IIFA here today.

Directed by National-Award winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, `Lamhaa` depicts life of a couple played by Sanjay and Bipasha in the backdrop of the Kashmir issue. The film also stars Anupam Kher and Kunal Kapoor in key roles.

Dutt, 50, said the film talks about the need to have channels of communication to resolve problems.

Speaking about her role of Aziza, a separatist leader, Bipasha said, "The role echoes the sentiments of a Kashmiri girl who wants freedom. She soon realises that what she is doing may not be the right thing. She then decides to dedicate her self for peace of her people."

The 31-year-old dusky beauty added Aziza was a strong, independent Kashmiri girl who was capable of physically fighting for what she wants.

"She is not the typical Kashmir Ki Kali. Perhaps, that is why Rahul chose a Bengali like me to play a Kashmiri girl," she said.

Kher, who also plays a top separatist leader in the film said, "Lamha is the process of healing wounds." Dholakia, whose known for his hard-hitting film `Parzania` on 2002 Gujarat riots, said that his film speaks from the point of view of ordinary Kashmiris.

"It is not anti-Indian or pro-Pakistani. But, just highlights a point of view which has not been shown earlier," he said.

When asked about a scene in the film which shows placards like "Indian dogs go back", Dholakia said if the scene is seen through the larger picture, the censor board would understand.

"After all its a fact, that such slogans were raised earlier," he said.



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