Only a few months we loved Amitabh Bachchan in the trailer of Te3n.
He played the role of a grandfather unwilling to give up the investigation concerning the kidnapping of his grand-daughter years ago. This time around, Sr. Bachchan returns to the big screen with another thriller, a courtroom drama.
Pink is a film about three women who are held by the police on an attempt to murder charge. Bachchan on the other hand, plays a lawyer arguing their case. As their case is being fought in the courtroom, it is revealed that the women must be sexually assaulted and in a twist of events, the men have now become victims.
The trailer showcases the trauma in which survivors of sexual assault are questioned and fingers are being pointed out on their characters.
Although Bachchan plays a lawyer, he is also seen doting a mask that covers half his face in many sequences. During the trailer launch, Bachchan revealed that he didn’t focus on his look and left the decision on Shoojit Sircar.
Initially, it was written to be a Bengali film, but considering the background of stories that emerge from Delhi, it was found appropriate to set the film in Delhi. Apart from Shoojit Sircar, the lead actor Taapsee Pannu is also from Delhi and hence found her character easy to relate to. She said, “This was the easiest and most difficult role to play — at the same time,” adding further, “The role was difficult because the character was emotionally very draining.”
Initially, the script didn’t ask for a girl from North-east but producer, Ronny, who is also from North-east suggested to cast a girl from there as everyone is aware of the trouble those women face in Delhi. Hence the character was replaced and Andrea Tariang, a musician from Shillong belonging to the Khasi tribe was roped in to represent these women.
When questioned whether it’s difficult for North-east actors to break through into Hindi cinema, she said, “I don’t think it is difficult. You just need to be at the right place, at the right time.” Mr Bachchan added, “It’s important to include people from the North-east as well into our mainstream as they are mainstream India.”
Pink is directed by Bengali filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and will release on September 16, 2016.
Watch the trailer here: