Bastar: The Naxal Story OTT Release EXCLUSIVE: Vipul Shah Reveals Adah Sharma Went To Jungles, Army Units For Prep

Bastar: The Naxal Story OTT Release EXCLUSIVE: Vipul Shah Reveals Adah Sharma Went To Jungles, Army Units For Prep

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oi-Abhishek Ranjit

How
did
you
ensure
the
authenticity
of
the
characters
and
the
narrative,
especially
considering
the
real-world
context
of
the
Naxalite-Maoist
insurgency?

For
authenticity,
for
the
people
playing
the
role
of
the
Naxalites,
who
are
supposed
to
be
these
killers,
we
actually
got
these
people
to
train
in
jungles.
We
had
a
training
camp
for
almost
15-16
days
or
even
more.
We
trained
them
to
move
in
the
jungle,
the
way
they
need
to
fight,
and
the
way
they
need
to
do
things
in
terms
of
their
body
language
and
mannerisms.
As
far
as
Adah
is
concerned,
we
sent
her
to
Bastar;
she
visited
the
army
units;
she
went
with
everyone
in
the
jungles,
so
she
understood
their
body
language.
Immense
work
was
done
on
the
body
language
of
every
actor.
There
was
action
training,
obviously.
And
then
there
were
workshops
to
improve
the
performance
quality
of
the
actors,
and
everybody
did
a
lot
of
hard
work.
Adah,
Indira
Tiwari,
and
Vijay
Krishna
all
worked
so
hard,
and
eventually,
they
were
able
to
pull
off
this
beautiful
performance
that
they
have
done
in
the
film.

What
were
some
of
the
challenges
you
encountered
while
developing
the
script,
and
how
did
you
address
them?

When
you
are
writing
a
film
like
this,
the
biggest
challenge
is
to
be
authentic,
true
to
the
facts
yet
keep
it
dramatic
and
engaging
for
the
audience.
I
mean,
that’s
always
the
most
important
challenge.
And
I
think
we
relish
that
and
always
hope
that
we
are
able
to
successfully
get
the
script
with
the
right
balance
of
truth
and
drama.

What
were
your
expectations
regarding
audience
reception
and
engagement
with
the
film’s
themes
and
characters?

We
were
expecting
a
very,
very
solid
engagement
with
the
audience.
Unfortunately,
we
didn’t
hit
our
targets.
But
whatever
number
of
people
who
have
seen
the
film,
they
have
found
it
to
be
an
exceptionally
strong
film.
I
hope
that
people
will
watch
it
now
on
ZEE5
in
big
numbers
and
that
they
will
enjoy
the
film.

Story first published: Friday, May 10, 2024, 21:02 [IST]

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