Rajkumar Santoshi's Halla Bol has managed to highlight not just some socially relevant issues; it has also hit hard at the politics of role cutting which is so prevalent in the world of Bollywood.
In a statement which is not-so-subtle, the super star character played by Ajay Devgan is shown clearly instructing his film director to cut the role of relative newcomer in one of the two-hero projects. For on-screen purpose, the young boy in question is Tusshar Kapoor (in a guest appearance) who in spite of being sincere, hardworking and true admirer of Devgan's work, is shown the door once the latter gets the director to weigh is options.
'Retain his role and make your next film also solely with Tushar or expect my services any further only if you change the film's script to strengthen my character' - is the message conveyed.
With last few years bringing out the issue of role cutting of co-actors in many a mainstream films, Halla Bol picks up headlines from newspaper and tabloid gossips and throws it open to a viewer for consumption.