We need more lawyers like Shahid Azmi, says director Mehta

Oct 13, 2013, 23:16 IST | PTI

Director Hansal Mehta, who is looking forward to the release of his film 'Shahid' based on the life of advocate Shahid Azmi, feels the society needs more people like the slain lawyer

'Shahid' is a real-life story of Mumbai-based lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered in his office in suburban Kurla in February 2010 at the age of 32. "While I was making Shahid -- a man who stood by his principles and was ready to die for them -- I realised that the power to change anything lies within us. 

Hansal Mehta

We as human beings should stand up for the right all the time. We need people like Shahid in our society who are true guardian angels for others," Mehta said.

Mehta has adopted a school -- Kamshet English School and Boarding Orphanage -- which takes care of children who have lost their parents during the Kargil war. There is Shahid Azmi memorial scholarship for those who want to become a lawyer.

"I will be very happy if some of the kids from this school want to be a lawyer like Shahid," Mehta said. The film, set to hit the theatres on October 18, stars Rajkumar in the lead role. 

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