Jaipur boy Annirudh Dave replaced Nishant Malkani in the upcoming political drama Shorgul on the basis of starry tantrums and sky rocketing commercials. While Nishant stood a strong chance of being considered for a pivotal role in the film, his extra demands and high handed attitude turned off the directors instantly. Well one manâ€™s loss is another manâ€™s gain. What more can we say?
Aman Singh, Co Producer, Shorgul states, â€œAnnirudh is such a down to earth actor with no qualms whatsoever. Infact there was a scene where he shot for more than 10 hours underwater and thereby contracted fungus in his eyes. But despite a blurry vision, he continued to shoot without being attended to by a doctor so that the team could wrap up on time and hence he has gained a lot of respect with his fellow actors.â€
Annirudh Dave, â€œ Iâ€™m very excited about Shorgul especially since Iâ€™m playing one of the leads in the film. I got to experiment a lot with my character. I hope the film carries the message of humanity across the nation and I can be in someway instrumental in conveying that message.â€
A 24 FPS Films Production, the political drama film is based on intolerance and aspires to make audiences contemplate on where humanity stands amidst the noise of religious, social, political and economic prejudice. It is inspired by sensitive real-time incidents that shook the foundation of democracy, set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh. Â The film will touch upon grave subjects that have transpired in the recent past such as Muzzafarnagar, Godhra, Babri Masjid riots apart from making references to bureaucratic misdoings of some high profile dignitaries.Â Some of the lead actors in the film will bear resemblance to real life politicians such as Akhilesh Yadav, Sangeet Soam, Azam Khan in their look, mannerisms and even names. Directed by Jitendra Tiwari & P. Singh and produced by Swatantra Vijay Singh & Vyas Verma, the film stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Suri, Narendra Jha, Hiten Tejwani, Eijaz Khan, Suha Gezen, Anirudh Dave, Deepraj Rana.