Pink, the film dealing with a controversial theme of sexual abuse, is not only a women-centric film. In fact It is also a youth-centric film made for the men as well, says Angad Bedi adding that every 16-year old and above should watch it.
Angad who is acting in the film says though the story is about three women the film has a lot for the men to watch and learn from.
In Pink, Taapsee Pannu along with Kirti Kulhari and debutant Andrea Tariang play three young women in Delhi who face assault charges after being molested by a group of men. Angad, who is suspected to be someone harassing or causing trouble to the three girls, feels the film should be screened at schools and colleges.
“It should be shown in classes in schools, colleges. It is not preachy. It has a strong subject while being a commercial film,” he said.
The court room thriller, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, features megastar Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer for the three girls.
Thirty-three-year-old Angad got on board after a chance meeting with the Piku filmmaker at an awards function, after which he got a call for a meeting and was instantly selected for the role.
Angad says it is unfair to call his character in the film negative because in most of Shoojit’s films, there is no hero or villain. “If you look at his films, they never have a hero or a villain. There are just characters. There is nobody who is good or bad. They are very realistically written. Even in this, be it the girls’ role, Bachchan sir or me, they are all very real,” he said.
Pink marks Angad’s third Bollywood film, after Ungli and Faltu. The actor, who is the son of former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi, said Bachchan helped him a lot during the workshops prior to shooting the film on sets.
“Bachchan sir helped me a lot. The beauty is, he is such an accommodating person. He has the ability to come down at your level. I am very new, this is my third film.
“He has been here for 45 years, he is a legend. He came down to my level, made everybody comfortable and became a father figure. We were all kids around him.”
Pink is scheduled to release on September 16. – CINEWS