Raj Kumar who plays the role of a slained lawery Shahid Azmi in the movie ‘Shahid’ has said that playing the role was nothing short of an inspiration for the actor of Kai Po Che fame, the young actor was moved by the slain lawyer’s moral values while filming,
Shahid Azmi was a Mumbai-based lawyer who was defending the people who gor arrested on false charges and was later murdered after he had received death threats more than just once because of his work. His dedication to help the innocent people and his fate convinced director Hansal Mehta to make a film on his life.
The film ‘Shahid’ was released with complete support from Azmi’s family, especially his brother Khanlid. “Raj Kumar has brought my brother alive. The film is 95% accurate and completely unbiased,” says Khalid. The entire Azmi family backed the film and even helped the director in the research process and gave valuable inputs too.
Adding to this, Raj Kumar says, “Shahid Azmi’s work was exemplary. He never backed down from fighting for the rights of people who he believed were innocent. He is a true icon.”
Shahid, Produced by UTV Spotboy, Sunil Bohra and Anurag Kashyap, releases today.