Rumi Jafry’s next film Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai, a satirical movie on the legal system and politics in India, features Akshaye Khanna.
The actor wants Anna Hazaare to watch his film. Akshaye says, “We are planning to show the film to him. Whether it will happen or not depends on how much time and inclination he has to watch it.”
Kailash Kher is signing the title song of the movie which would be interestingly played at one of Anna’s rallies.
Revelaing about his character in the film Akshaye says, “I play a man who is neither smart nor shrewd, and so, unfortunately, gets trapped in the system. The story revolves around its effect on his life, narrated in a humorous manner.”
Even Akshaye is influenced by Anna’s movement and follows him. “It really impresses me when someone who feels strongly about something decides to put everything else in their life on a back burner and focuses on it. It is frightfully difficult to take on the government and the system single-handedly. To do it in a dignified manner and inspire lakhs of people around the country is commendable.” He adds, “That said, I also respect the democracy of India and our Constitution, which allows this kind of freedom and encourages it.”
So did Anna’s campaign influence him to play a cop in ‘Aakrosh’ (2009). “No. The film is much more than that. It’s a take on the system and our apathy towards it. You can be the Prime Minister or a beggar; the system is the same for everyone, which makes it really hard to do anything. The film is trying to address the system from the point of view of a common man in an entertaining yet realistic manner,” he signs off.