Naseeruddin Shah Talks About The Outdated Ideas And Prejudices Of Our Society

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ZEE5 has become a pioneer in curating original content across languages and genres. Recently, the platform announced a feature film titled “Mee Raqsam”. The ZEE5 film, presented by Shabana and directed by Baba, celebrates the father-daughter bond and pays homage to their father, legendary poet Kaifi Azmi.

‘Mee Raqsam’ which stands for ‘I Dance’; is an emotionally moving and uplifting family drama, based on love, trust and going for the one dream that the society is against. The narrative of the film revolves around the relationship shared by a father and his teenage daughter. It is the story of a young girl’s aspiration to become a dancer, but coming from a small village like Mijwan, everyone questions her dreams and choices. It’s only her father who trusts, supports and helps her achieve her ultimate dream.

The film feature veteran actor, Naseeruddin Shah, who will be seen playing the intimidating leader of the community, warning the father for not following the rules that they all should abide by. When asked about his take on art discrimination based on religion, he shared, ”I am not a social reformer so I can’t make a general statement about society but as individuals, if we don’t rid ourselves of outdated ideas and prejudices there is no hope that society will. So we have to start with ourselves. This change will happen very gradually and on its own accord, it can’t be hurried up.”

Earlier this year, the film had an exclusive screening and well-known industry personalities
Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Varun Dhawan, Manish Malhotra, Mahesh Bhatt, David Dhawan
and many more graced their presence and were all praises for the film. The film marks the directorial debut of Baba Azmi. The Hindi feature film is shot in Mijwan near Azamgarh and its surrounding areas.

The ZEE5 original film, “Mee Raqsam” is set to premiere on August 21.

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