Since its trailer release earlier this month, Anubhav SinhaThe crowd has attracted attention. The Hindi film starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar highlights the struggle of migrant workers during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The director addressed the criticism of his film and asked people to focus on the story. He also said that he was right to be labeled as ‘anti-national’ for the themes of his films. (Also Read: Anubhav Sinha recalled, when the ‘whole industry’ wanted Shah Rukh to fail, told Ra.One a flop film,
Apart from the comparisons to Partition, T-Series co-producer Bhushan Kumar has also reportedly distanced himself from the film. The manufacturer has not released any statement on the matter yet. A voiceover of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the lockdown was also removed and replaced in a new trailer. Anubhav shared that all films go through such challenges and asked the audience to focus on the story instead.
Anubhav told The Indian Express in an interview that he was used to the name calling by now, “Yes I have heard that I am anti-national before. I hear it for most of my films. But it didn’t surprise me. I love.” India, I love the basic idea of India. Whoever loves India more than me, I respect that person. I am trying to do my best as a lover and I am sure he has also done his best as a lover. Country.”
He continued, “The teaser got that response because it’s the angle. When you see a black spot on the road it might look like sh*t or coal tar. You see it that way and the angle is always a matter of convenience. . These things happen when the other angle is uncomfortable. Then you want to go to the comfortable angle, look at it and reject the discomfort. So I’m really okay with that.”
Bhed has been shot in black and white and also stars Dia Mirza, Pankaj Kapur, Ashutosh Rana, Kritika Kamra and Kumud Mishra. Produced by Anubhav’s Banaras Mediaworks, the film will release on March 24.