Actor Pallavi Joshi opened up about her role in the upcoming movie Tashkent Files that deals with the mysterious death of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
New Delhi: Director Vivek Agnihotri's upcoming flick The Tashkent Files has already caused a quite a stir months before it's release. And, with the movie set to hit cinema screens on April 12, the excitement is pretty palpable.
In an interview with IANS, actor Pallavi Joshi gave a sneak-peek of her role as historian Ayesha Ali Shah in the movie calling it 'the nastiest woman I have ever played.' Joshi plays an illustrious historian in the movie, who hails from a family of Nawabs and is rather entitled.
The movie revolves around the mysterious death of Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966, just a day after signing the Tashkent Agreement. Joshi told the media agency, "We got to know from his family that Shastriji had a conversation with his wife just 15 minutes before his last breath. If someone died of cardiac arrest, it is only natural that the person will get some symptoms of the attack in his body. But his family said that he was pretty normal. Why was there no investigation? Why does the story that we are served as truth have factual and logical loopholes?"
For many years, Indian history books have propagated the theory that PM Shashtri had died due to a heart attack. However, many of his supporters as well as family members believe that his death was a political conspiracy and a pre-planned murder. Joshi seconds that thought saying, “We always celebrate the contribution of (Mahatma) Gandhi and (Jawaharlal) Nehru which is great. But shall we ignore the contribution and sacrifice of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lokmanya Tilak) and many of them who played an important part in India’s freedom movement?"
In an earlier interview with MyNation, Vivek Agnihotri said that the movie is not a biopic but a bid to provide the Shastri family with some closure. “This movie is not Shashtri ji’s biopic, but about his death. It is a murder mystery. This is the biggest cover-up of Indian history, and we have tried to give his family the truth,” he said.
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Last Updated 9, Apr 2019, 6:15 PM