Friday 10 July 2009

Bollywood adds a dagger into the hearts of Sikhs


Bollywood adds a dagger into the hearts of Sikhs
Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan will play Punjab cops in Apoorva Lakhia's Next, a thriller set during the 1980s Khalistan movement in the state.
June 29, 2009, (Sawf News) - Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan will play Punjab cops in Apoorva Lakhia's Next, a thriller set during the 1980s Khalistan movement in the state.
Dutt will play super cop KPS Gill, while Bachchan will play a police sharp shooter, Sawf News reported
Sikhs even today are unable to accept the fact that KPS Gill is walking free after the Sikh riots in November 1984, when 20,000 Sikhs were killed in the capital of India.
The two stars featured in Lakhia's 2007 thriller Shootout at Lokhandwala, based upon the real-life gun battle between Mumbai gangsters and Police.
Dutt played Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aftab Ahmed Khan who attacked the Lokhandwala Complex on November 16, 1991 , with a force of around 100 armed Policemen to flush out the dreaded gangster Maya Dolas and his accomplices who were hiding in the complex. Bachchan played former chief justice turned private prosecutor Dhingra.
The film's story had a Punjab connection; Aftab explained to Dhingra that following Operation Bluestar in 1984, several Sikh terrorists fled to Mumbai and began establishing a base in the city. They engaged in violence, extortion and other subversive tactics to grow their operations.
The script for Lakhia's new thriller will be based on real instances that took place in Punjab in the 1980s after rigorous research.
“It will be in the same genre as Shoot-out At Lokhandwala,” Lakhia told TOI.
The film will be produced by Shree Ashtavinayak.

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