Rajkummar Rao’s Shahid ‘languishes in a rotten security vault’: Hansal Mehta | Bollywood

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has again expressed his disappointment for his 2013 film Shahid not finding takers among the many streaming platforms. He tweeted about the film “languishing in the vault of a big corporation”. Incidentally, her tweet comes on the 38th birthday of Rajkummar Rao, who starred in the film. Read also : Step inside Rajkummar Rao’s minimalist home

A fan had shared some screenshots of the film on Twitter. Reacting to them, Hansal tweeted on Wednesday, “A movie that languishes in the decaying vault of a major corporation. The original movie is mutilated in its YouTube version.”

Released in 2013, Shahid is currently not available on any OTT platform. It was based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010. Rajkummar played the lead role, while Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub played his brother, Arif Azmi.

Also in February of this year, Hansal said he did not know who owned the rights to the film. He called it a personal tragedy that is nowhere available for an audience to see. He tweeted: “Sad that Shahid is not on any OTT platform. I have no idea who owns the rights to the film and where even its original version is. It’s a personal tragedy for me and for all those who struggled to make this film against all odds. It is a tragedy for Shahid Azmi.

Again questioning his absence from OTT, he had tweeted: “Created at #TIFF2012, won two national awards, won many other awards, traveled the world and is rated 8.2 on IMDb. But NO TAKEHOLDERS? It should be noted that Rajkummar Rao even won the National Film Award in the Best Actor category and Hansal Mehta won the National Film Award in the Best Director category.