Abhishek, Deepika promote ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ in Kolkata

Sunday, November 28, 2010

KOLKATA - Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone promoted ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ here over the weekend.

Bachchan said he was very proud to play the main role, as it was very challenging.

“I did not know much about Master Da, sadly. The day Ashutosh (Ashutrosh Gowariker) narrated me the story about the incidents that took place in Chittagong in 1930, so, I thought that a film like this should be made,” said Bachchan.

“So, if I did not know about Master Da and the incidents that took place in Chittagong in 1930, there may be many people in the country who would not know about all these. These are such historical incidents, which have lost their values and through this film we got the opportunity to show this to the world,” he added.

Padukone said the role she played was an enterprising experiment.

“For me this film has been very challenging. It’s also been huge responsibility because to play a character, it’s not a fictional character. So, it is huge responsibility when you choose to become a part of a film like this,” she said.

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ is based on the book ‘Do and Die’ depicting the night of well-planned successive attacks by Indian independence crusaders at Chittagong that threatened the British rulers.

The leader of this attack on the armoury at Chittagong was Masterda Surya Sen. The other members of this daring group were Ganesh Ghosh, Lokenath Baul, Nirmal Sen, Ambika Chakrobarty, Naresh Roy, Sasanka Datta, Ardhendu Dastidar, Harigopal Baul, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Ananta Singh, Jiban Ghoshal, Anand Gupta, Pritilata Waddedar and Kalpana Dutta. One among them was a teenager Subodh Roy.

The film is scheduled for release on December 3. By Ajitha Menon(ANI)

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