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Ali Abbas Zafar: Would’ve stopped movie if Diljit hadn’t achieved the position

From Dosanjh being the one selection for Jogi, to spreading the message of unity, director Zafar discusses revisiting the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on display screen

Ali Abbas Zafar: Would’ve stopped film if Diljit hadn’t done the role

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Thankfully, the Tandav (2021) controversy hasn’t deterred filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar from venturing into the territory of political dramas once more. This time round, with Jogi, he examines the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that erupted within the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, leaving deep scars on the group. Although the movie has acquired a combined response, Diljit Dosanjh shines brilliant because the titular character who tries to avoid wasting his household and neighbours amid the riots in Delhi. 

For the director, Dosanjh was the one option to deliver the story alive. “We have been clear we would have liked to inform the story with a famous person who comes from that group, and is beloved by them. Once I shared the story with Diljit, he beloved the plot. I might have stopped the movie if Diljit hadn’t achieved it. He’s so refined; solely his eyes communicate within the movie. That’s what I wished within the character — somebody understated who rises to the event. Nobody might have achieved it, aside from Diljit,” recounts Zafar.

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Gritty because the Netflix drama is, it demanded loads from the main man. Dosanjh has revealed that it was emotionally tough for him to shoot the scene that sees him chopping his hair. The director says that the sequence was included after a number of lengthy discussions with the actor. “Once I mentioned the scene with Diljit, I requested him whether or not it will be objectionable or whether or not it went towards his character. He admitted that it will be very difficult for him to do the scene, however he additionally [acknowledged] that what we’re exhibiting just isn’t fallacious. That is the fact lots of people needed to undergo to avoid wasting their households. It was emotionally draining for each of us, but it surely was an essential a part of Jogi.”

On the core of the Dosanjh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Kumud Mishra-starrer is a message of unity, because it depicts how the protagonist’s two childhood associates — belonging to completely different faiths — assist him amid the mayhem within the capital. Zafar elaborates, “Everytime you examine such occasions, you perceive that the core emotion is similar — survival. In such instances, nobody stands by you, aside from the individuals round you or your pals. Jogi is the guts of this nation, the place all of us co-exist superbly. This story unites individuals.”

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