Hansal Mehta, Rajkummar Rao remember Shahid Azmi on death anniversary


Feb,12 2016 10:35:14 IST

Mumbai: Shahid director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao remembered slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi on his death anniversary.

Released in 2013, Shahid is based on the true story of Azmi. He was killed by unidentified assailants in his office on February 11, 2010.

Rajkummar essayed the role of Azmi in the film and won the best actor National award.

Rajkummar thanked Mehta on Twitter for "sharing" Azmi's story.

From attempting to become a terrorist, to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law, to becoming a champion of human rights, Shahid traces the inspiring personal journey of a boy who became an unlikely messiah for human rights.


Rajkummar Rao in a still from 'Shahid'. Image from IBN Live.

The duo of Mehta and Rajkummar are now awaiting the release of Aligarh, which features actor Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role.

The film is based on a real-life incident of professor Ramchandra Siras from Aligarh Muslim University, whose privacy was breached when he was reportedly caught in a homosexual act in a video.

Aligarh is set to release on February 26.

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2016 10:35 AM