‘Shorgul’ is a tale of a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy and how their friendship snowballs into a political issue leading to unrest and chaos in society. Jitendra Tiwari wrote the story and co-directed the film along with P. Singh. The film was done under ’24 FPS Films Production’ and the makers have released the official trailer on 26th May 2016.
Now Milan Som, a local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Thursday filed the PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against the movie ‘Shorgul’ saying that it “may damage the reputation” of BJP legislator Sangeet Som. He has demanded the film’s promotions and release be put on hold.
According to Milan Som, Jimmy Sheirgill‘s character Ranjeet Som is inspired by Sangeet Som, while Sanjay Suri’s role of Mithilesh Yadav is based on Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, and Narendra Jha‘s portrayal of Alim Khan is based on cabinet minister Azam Khan.
With the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, the film is based on intolerance and aspires to make the audience consider where humanity stands amidst the noise of religious, social, political and economic prejudice.
Talking about this issue, actor Jimmy Sheirgill said, ‘Shorgul is not a biopic. If it was, we would have taken permission and spent time with the person concerned as we have to understand our role. But there is nothing like that. It is a socio-political film, with a love story.’
His name was mentioned in the PIL and regarding that, ‘How the trailer is made is on the makers of the film. It’s not in the actor’s hands. The film is not based on any person’s life.’ Said Jimmy. He even added, ‘There is also a clipping which clearly states that all characters are fictitious’.
The film is already through the Censor certification and got an ‘A’. The petition is being examined by the respective board members. Otherwise the film was all set to get released on 24th June 2016.