Ever wondered why the 'Bakra' (goat) in the upcoming movie Yeh Hai Bakrapur is named as Shahrukh?
Well, the reason has been revealed by the director of the film,
Janaki Vishwanathan and you will
surely find it amusing.
The social satire Yeh Hai Bakrapur revolves around an
extra-ordinary goat named Shahrukh but why the makers of the film
chose to name the rockstar goat as Shahrukh! Director Janaki said
that she got the idea of making Yeh Hai Bakrapur from a
newspaper which reported about a special goat which traveled from
Rajasthan to Delhi and thus became a sought after
Janaki informed that earlier the name of the goat in the film
was decided as Abu but during making of the film, they came across
some goat markets where the best priced goats were named as
Shahrukh, Salman or Aamir.
"I felt for a socio-political satire like Yeh Hai Bakrapur, a
name like Shahrukh would make more sense as it suits the nuances of
the film," said Janaki.
She also informed that they had to undergo much hardship in
searching for the appropriate goat for the film and the one they
got was originally named as Shahrukh. "We bargained with the owner
and when we bought him, he was already a year old and named
Shahrukh. So we retained the name," said the director.
The movie Yeh Hai Bakrapur recently released its trailer which received great response with a million views in just two weeks. Apart from the rockstar goat, Yeh Hai Bakrapur features Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra, Amit Seal, Suruchi Aulakh and others. The film reflects on the complex beliefs that rural India holds on and the conflicts associated to those.