Producer Aamir Khan, director Anusha Rizvi and the cast of Peepli [Live] were recently honored with a request for a special screening of the film by the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. This was indeed an honor because Dr. Singh does not watch films on a regular basis and this was only the fourth film he has watched in 7 years.
To fulfill Dr. Singh’s wish Aamir Khan along with Ronnie Screwvala, Anusha Rizvi and Omkardas Manikpuri, who essays the role of Natha in the film and Raghubir Yadav, who plays Budhia in the film, went to Dr. Singh’s residence on Sunday, to show him the film. Dr. Singh saw the film with his family and few select guests.
Anusha Rizvi was very happy that the Prime Minister liked Peepli [Live], “It was very satisfying to hear the PM say that he liked the film and that it had a message which we must act on. He said it’s evident that there are two Indias in our country, and we must have a more inclusive approach. We felt very vindicated and humbled at his words.”
An ecstatic Aamir Khan said “It was an honor for us that our honorable Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh saw our film Peepli [Live]. His words of praise and encouragement for the film meant a lot to me.”
The film has opened to rave reviews in India and will release in the UK later this month.
We have exclusive pictures from the screening, check them out!