Real-life drama: Is 'Bewakoofiyan' based on true events?
The tragic story of the Kingfisher employee who lost his wife and job, may be the inspiration behind upcoming film 'Bewakoofiyan' starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor
Promos of Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film, Bewakoofiyaan, show him as an official with an airline company who loses his job due to retrenchment. Sources are now linking this plot to a real-life situation that took place some years ago. It seems that Ayushmann’s character is inspired by the life of one of the scores of employees of Kingfisher Airlines who were fired some years ago. The film is apparently centred around this character and the problems he faced post his loss of job.
Ayushmann Khurrana in the film, Bewakoofiyan
One of the promos currently on air hints that the film touches upon all that happened to the employees after they were thrown out of their jobs by the airline. A source close to the unit says, “Kingfisher’s retrenchment saw thousands of people lose their jobs. This was followed by widespread protests across India. Even in the film, there’s a scene where a lot of employees are shown protesting and going on hunger strikes.”
When contacted, a spokesperson for the film confirmed that the film’s character derives inspiration from real-life.
“Ayushmann Khurrana's character works in an airline office and he then loses his job,” says the spokesperson.