Villagers attend film screening with Anna Hazare
Ralegan Siddhi: Around 2,000 villagers gathered here to watch the special screening of Rumi Jafry`s ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’ with social activist Anna Hazare and actors Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse and Annu Kapoor.
Jafry and producer Nitin Manmohan were present too Tuesday night for the screening of the corruption-based movie, set for release Feb 3.
It was screened for Hazare and his villagers on a specially created LED wall screen in an open auditorium, said a press statement.
Hazare greeted and welcomed the cast of the film and praised them for their effort. He also watched the whole film, and appreciated it.
"It supports my message and movement. Every youth, every child, all age people in India should watch this film as it motivates the depth of being a common man and it motivates every indiviual to be a good citizen and have a corruption-free country. This Republic Day, every Indian should be corruption-free from within first, and then work towards fighting corruption," said Hazare.
For producer Manmohan, it was an emotional moment to showcase the film to villagers.
"This was the best premiere I could ever imagine for my film, showcasing it to the right audience. I experienced the audience watching, laughing, smiling, crying along with my film. I was thrilled to see Anna`s reactions watching my film. Two thousand villagers stood up and clapped and that was my reward," he said.
Jafry says it was a "proud" moment to have Hazare watch the film.
"I was sitting next to Anna and every gesture and expression was making me feel happy...when he was laughing, clapping...those were my best memories, and experiencing it live sitting along with him, it was a proud feeling," he said.