India's Most Wanted Screening: Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty, Pooja Hegde, Akansha Ranjan attend
The makers of India's Most Wanted held a special screening which was attended by Alia Bhatt, Alia's BFF Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Athiya Shetty, Badshah, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Saqib Salim, held at a popular multiplex in Andheri, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
In picture: Alia Bhatt sported a candy cane shirt dress to attend the screening.1/9
Arjun Kapoor starrer India's Most Wanted has been creating a buzz for quite some time, thanks to its gripping narrative. However, there is one more reason to look forward to this film. India's Most Wanted has a connection with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
In picture: Siddharth Roy Kapur attended the special screening with wife Vidya Balan.2/9
Shah Rukh has been attributed with a special thanks in the film's credit roll. "India's Most Wanted is inspired by real-life incidents of a terrorist who was known as India's Osama. The makers of the film were aware that the same miscreant had troubled Shah Rukh Khan with threats during his initial days in Bollywood and his stay in Mumbai."
In picture: Arjun Kapoor at the special screening of the film.3/9
"Hence, Rajkumar Gupta and Arjun Kapoor approached SRK to include his storyline in India's Most Wanted, to which the actor positively agreed. Shah Rukh has been duly credited for allowing his story to be featured in the film," said a source.
In picture: Apoorva Mehta also attended the special screening of India's Most Wanted.4/9
India's Most Wanted will apparently trace a troubled actor's plot, inspired from the events which SRK faced in real life. Although the makers have refused to divulge the name of the terrorist that has inspired the movie, speculations are rife that the film is based on Indian Mujahideen militant group's founder Yasin Bhatkal.
In picture: Athiya Shetty with Akansha Ranjan Kapoor and Aadar Jain at the screening held in Andheri.5/9
Raj Kumar Gupta, who has written and directed the feature, when asked whether the film is based on Indian Mujahideen member Yasin Bhatkal said, "I just want to say that it is inspired by true events. When you'll watch the film, you will get to know what inspired it. It's a watershed moment for Indian intelligence. Come and see it for yourself."
In picture: Pooja Hegde opted for a denim jumpsuit, paired with white block-heeled sandals to attend the screening of the film.6/9
It had created a stir with a scene depicting a terrorist citing the Gita. In a leaked teaser doing the rounds online, Kapoor's character is seen quoting the Quran. The CBFC wanted the scenes removed as they were considered sensitive in nature.
In picture: Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapur at the screening.7/9
On the other hand, in a media interaction, Arjun Kapoor spoke about the reaction he is receiving for India's Most Wanted trailer. He said, "We are getting a really nice response for the trailer. I think the nice part is that it's a very relevant film in today's times. It's about people of new India who raise their questions and seek answers for them."
In picture: Badshah also attended the screening of Arjun Kapoor-starrer India's Most Wanted.8/9
Talking about the film's relevance, he said: "Terrorism has become a worldwide phenomenon and it has gone beyond India and Asia. It is something that has unfortunately spread so fast and this is one such story of those people that wake up every morning to protect our country."
In picture: Raj Kumar Gupta with a guest at the screening.9/9
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Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty, Pooja Hegde, Akansha Ranjan, Apoorva Mehta, Arjun Kapoor, Badshah, Saqib Salim, Vidya Balan and Sidharth Roy Kapur attended the special screening of India' Most Wanted, held at a popular multiplex in Andheri, Mumbai. See pictures