I wished to do it as private archive for my father: Arbaaz Khan on Salim Khan-Javed Akhtar documentary


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Arbaaz Khan 

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan says he’s thrilled {that a} documentary on the formidable screenwriter duo Salim Khan, his father, and Javed Akhtar is being developed, one thing that he had as soon as envisioned as a non-public docu-drama for the household. Titled “Indignant Younger Males”, the documentary can be produced by the writers’ kids — celebrity Salman Khan, actor-producer Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.

“Initially, I had considered doing it as a private factor for my father, for our household. I had by no means considered placing it on the market. I wished to make it for our future technology in order that they arrive to know what their grandfather was all about. I wished to shoot a non-public docu-drama on him,” Arbaaz informed PTI.

The actor mentioned the mission on the duo, often called Salim-Javed, took an even bigger form when Farhan, Zoya and Salman began discussing it.

The documentary can be produced as a three way partnership underneath three banners — Salman’s Salman Khan Movies; Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Leisure; and Zoya and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Child Movies.

Will probably be directed by Namrata Rao, identified for her work as an editor on films similar to “Oye Fortunate! Fortunate Oye!”, “Ishqiya”, “Band Baaja Baaraat” and “Kahaani”.

Arbaaz, 53, mentioned the documentary will take an in-depth take a look at the work of Salim-Javed, piecing collectively the skilled rise and the private bond between the 2 as they revolutionised Indian cinema within the Seventies with movies like “Zanjeer”, “Sholay” and “Deewar”.

“These two gents can be interviewed. Their lives, work, and experiences can be spoken about. A number of the individuals who have labored with them will even be interviewed. Their films and scenes can be mentioned.

“That is one thing that is nice for the archives. Salim-Javed have completed such nice work over time. Documenting their lives and careers can be an exquisite factor. It will be for posterity, not only for our household however for movie lovers.”

In the meantime, Arbaaz is at present gearing as much as host the second season of his celeb chat present, “Pinch”.

The present, created by Sumit Dutt, will open with its maiden episode that includes Salman.

Arbaaz mentioned the essence of the present is to not “nook” celebrities however to supply them a platform to present insights into their lives, each private {and professional}.

“Everytime you see stars, extra usually you see them enjoying a personality. We do not actually know who they’re, what are the issues they get delicate or emotional about.

“Whenever you do a present like this, the humane side of the celebrities comes out. Which is why the present connects with individuals,” he mentioned.

“Pinch” options celebrities opening up about trolls, the cyberbullying they face, and their coping mechanisms.

The second season comes a yr after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, which triggered a vicious cycle of on-line bullying of varied Hindi movie artistes. Bollywood was blamed for selling nepotism and ill-treating outsiders.

Whereas the extent to which celebrities had been impacted differed, Arbaaz mentioned everybody was caught up within the hate storm.

“I will not say simply me, everybody was affected. The magnitude of it would range… These are unfounded issues, there isn’t any fact or actuality. In order that hurts much more.”

Opposite to the notion that stars can get away with something, Arbaaz mentioned they’re all the time underneath the scanner within the social media age.

“Social media is the one place the place stars get zero preferential remedy. Their head is all the time on the guillotine. They make one flawed flip, and it turns into a giant factor.”

“Pinch” season two will stream on QuPlay YouTube channel from July 21. 


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