Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi while talking about his character in upcoming movie ‘Cheat India’ said that his character is close to the reality adding that he is ringing an issue to the forefront through the film. “The character is not over the top. It’s close to reality and at the same time, engaging. It is bringing an issue to the forefront through the film,” he said. The film addresses the issue of existing corruption in the field of education. He felt that the film could be a conversation starter on the matter.
While talking about digital platform he said he finds the digital platform interesting for new stories. “I think the whole practice of watching stories on a digital platform is very interesting. It is a big shift and many new stories are coming up. The viewers now have the choice to watch films and shows whenever they want. So, there are stories that earlier used to considered ‘artsy’ are not staying behind… those lines are not there. I am quite hopeful about this medium,” Emraan said.
Asked about who would he like to work within the near future, Emraan said: “Instead of taking names, I would like to talk about the idea. I do not know what I will do next but when I hear a script, it has to resonate with me… That is important. I also prefer to work with people whom I can gel well with. So, let’s see.”
The movie focuses on existing malpractices in country’s education system, the whole concept of buying your way through education, jobs and earnings. Even with an evolving education system, the country faces scams like SSC and HSC paper leaks, CBSE re-examination, Vyaapam, etc. The movie tries to shift the attention of people to understand the vulnerability of hardworking and gifted students who get left out.Cheat India will hit the big screens on January 25, 2019
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17 November, 2019