Hansal Mehta laments Shahid not being available online: ‘A personal tragedy for me’
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has expressed his disappointment that his 2013 severely-acclaimed film Shahid isn’t on hand for streaming on any OTT platform. Headlined by Rajkummar Rao, the biographical drama film used to be in step with the existence of lawyer and human rights activist, Shahid Azmi, who used to be assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai.
Shahid, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Worldwide Film Competition 2012, had opened to a undeniable response from both the audiences in addition to the critics.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday evening, Mehta wondered why Shahid isn’t on hand on any streaming platform despite its many achievements.
“Unhappy that #Shahid isn’t on any OTT platform. I don’t possess any belief who owns the rights to the film anymore and where it’s usual version even is. It’s a private tragedy for me and for all those that toiled to make this film in opposition to all odds. It’s a tragedy for Shahid Azmi,” the 53-year-venerable filmmaker stated.
“Premiered at #TIFF2012, won two national awards, won a couple of diversified awards, traveled the arena and is rated 8.2 on IMDb. Nonetheless NO TAKERS?” he wrote in a subsequent tweet.
Premiered at #TIFF2012, won two national awards, won a couple of diversified awards, traveled the arena and is rated 8.2 on IMDb. Nonetheless NO TAKERS?
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) February 9, 2022
The script of Shahid used to be penned by Sameer Gautam Singh and Apurva Asrani, who furthermore served as the editor. The film used to be jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra in affiliation with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur below the erstwhile banner UTV Spotboy.
Shahid furthermore featured actors Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Prabhleen Sandhu and Baljinder Kaur in pivotal roles.