Bajpayee brings indie political drama to prestigious festival


BOLLYWOOD actor Manoj Bajpayee un­veiled the first look of his forthcoming film, Bhonsle, a political drama, at the Cannes film festival, six years after he was seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. The film, which looks at the vulnerability of north Indian migrants in Mumbai, is di­rected by Devashish Makhija. “It is pointless choosing a film of the kind one has done before, especially in the inde­pendent cinema space. There is absolutely no challenge in it,” Bajpayee said. It took longer than four years for the film to get made as the politically sensitive theme of its plot “scared…

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