Director Muzaffar Ali is known for his releases like “Umrao Jaan” and he is all set to exhibit his acting skills in his directorial “Jaanisaar”. He has revealed that he earlier planned to cast Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Naseeruddin Shah for the role but later he himself did the role.
Ali said, “According to the demand of the script, there was a need of a person who somewhat resembled me. We were thinking about Naseer and Amitabh, but both of them didn’t have the time. That’s according to us, but according to them, we would have perhaps got their time only after two years”.
He added, “My son told me that I should do the role. I told him that if you’ll be around, then I’ll do it and eventually I did it”.
He said, “If you look at my character, you’ll find that the character is extremely exciting. He is a person who has experienced 1857 and he has noticed how there was a corpse hanging on every tree. He realised that for this revolt, not just aggression, but consciousness was also required.”
He further added, “He’s trying to keep alive the fire while also becoming an inspiration for the girl (Pernia Qureshi), and he is aware of all the secrets associated with this boy (Imran Abbas) which gets revealed in the end”.
“Jaanisaar” is all set to hit screens on August 7.