Kunal Kapoor skips ‘Rang De Basanti’ reunion for work

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor has expressed his disappointment at missing the “Rang De Basanti” reunion with the team including superstar Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, due to prior work commitments towards his upcoming film “Veeram”.

The cast of the film is holding a grand celebration in Mumbai on Monday as the film gets close to completing a decade of its existence. The film had released on Republic Day 10 years ago.

A screening for the entire cast and crew of the film and launch of a screenplay book of the film has been opganised. And cast members expected to attend the event are Waheeda Rehman, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and Soha Ali Khan. It also featured British actress Alice Patten in a key role.

But Kunal, who played the role of Aslam in “Rang De Basanti”, is shooting for his first action movie down south. He is yearning to be with the gang and catch up on all the fun.

“I would have absolutely loved to have been there. We had the most incredible and memorable time shooting RDB, and it would be amazing to meet everyone. But unfortunately I am shooting in Trivandrum and can’t make it back. I am going to miss my gang,” Kunal said in a statement.

The 2006 released film narrated the story of a group of youngsters and how they are drawn towards leading a freedom movement after independence. It also talks about how society invokes the group to fight the system with the aim to bring about a change.

The film brought forward a flashback to the freedom struggle about how freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan and Rajguru continue to inspire youngsters.

“Rang De Basanti” also has a political angle with a sub-plot revolving around MiG-21 crashes, after which a wave of gloom runs through the film with the death of Madhavan’s character.

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