The people of Ghaziabad are not too pleased with the way they have been presumably portrayed in this Friday's cops-as-robbers thriller Zila Ghaziabad. The town on the outskirts of Delhi has lately been witness to protests from the local people who feel portraying their town as the den of crime is wrong.
The protests are similar to what Wasseypur witnessed when the film on the rather adventurous supposedly crime-infested life in Jharkhand was released.
The people of Wasseypur were upset after they saw Anurag Kashyap's film. In this case, they're jumping to the conclusion that Zila Ghaziabad portrays their town in a bad light without seeing the film.
So far the film has not been screened for any audience. But now on Wednesday, Vinod Bachchan along with the film's writer Vinay Sharma will travel to Ghaziabad to show the film to a selected audience.
The film's main character of the cop Pritam Singh played by Sanjay Dutt is apparently based on a real-life Ghaziabad cop who adopted somewhat unorthodox methods of dealing with crime. Apparently, the locals fear the film would project the cop's personality in a way that would demystify the much-revered character.
But the producer would like to assure the local people that no damage would be done to Ghaziabad or its people when the film is released on Friday, said Vinod Bachcan
Vinod Bachchan is not too happy with the 'A' certificate given by the Censor Board Of Film Certification to his film Zila Ghaziabad.