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‘Dharam Sankat Mein’ to release in selected UK cinemas

Dharam Sankat Mein UK ReleaseDharam Sankat Mein, the official Hindi adaptation of British satire “The Infidel” which stars the powerhouse trio – Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah, is set to hit selected UK screens on 10th April 2015.

Presented and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sajjad Chunawala and Shariq Patel from Trigno Media and directed by Fuwad Khan, it is the first time a Bollywood movie has three National Film Award winners in its main cast.

This rip roaring social satire is helmed by versatile actor Paresh Rawal aka Dharampal, a man caught in the midst of an identity crisis. His entire belief system is shaken when documents from his departed mother’s locker reveal to him that instead of being what he believed himself to be – an average upper middle class Hindu – he was actually born to a Muslim family! A hilarious turn of events further leads to Dharampal truly being in Sankat.

With Naseeruddin Shah playing the role of a Hindu religious leader ‘Neelanand Baba’ and Annu Kapoor playing the role of Dharampal’s Muslim neighbour Mehmood, the three stellar actors seem geared to make the plot even more comical and funny. 

Elaborating on the film Paresh Rawal said, ”I always love doing comedy and a satirical comedy just gives an actor a wider berth to experiment with his acting. We have the perfect ensemble cast to make this movie a hit and we hope the audiences like what we have coming up for them.”

Dharam Sankat Mein’ has been creating great stir among the audience with its teasers, film posters and promotional campaign called ‘Neel Dharma’. The movie aims to spread the message of humanity through a rib-tickling story.

Dharam Sankat Mein’ is presented and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sajjad Chunawala, and Shariq Patel from Trigno Media, releases by Blue Sapphire Films in association with Wize Mindz Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. in the UK on 10th April 2015.


Naseeruddin Shah’s character in Dharam Sankat Mein inspired by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh?‏

Naseerudin ShahVeteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who will next be seen in Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ Dharam Sankat Mein had to go through an interesting transformation for this satirical comedy. Sources reveal that the actor’s character in the film has been inspired by social reformer, preacher, spiritual leader and the head of the India-based socio-spiritual organisation Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of MSG fame.

While the makers remain tight-lipped about the details, sources reveal that Naseeruddin Shah’s look and costumes in the film have been fashioned on the lines of the spiritual guru,having gone through over 60 look tests to finalize the final look.

Says a source, “Naseeruddin Shah’s character in the film is called Neelanand Baba, who has a massive devotee following who have blind faith on this Baba and his eccentricities, which has raised curiosity on whether his character is based on Ram Rahim and his organization DSS. While the makers have rubbished the rumor, the character and plot around him, apart from the look Naseer sports in the film, bears an uncanny resemblance to the real-life spiritual leader”.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ Dharam Sankat Mein  revolves around a Hindu man who goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a son in a Hindu family but was born in a Muslim family. What happens next is a hilarious turn of events, with lies, tricks, embarrassments and some extremely poignant moments!!

Watch the trailer here: