One might wonder about the Sharad Pawar slapping case after reading this. Actor Akshaye Khanna had to slap a politician in his upcoming movie. But the script was finalised even before Harvinder Singh slapped politician Sharad Pawar out of rage.
Akshaye Khanna is playing a frustrated, disillusioned common man in his upcoming film Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai written and directed by Rumi Jaffrey. Rumi told Mid Day, "I suppose the average Indian's tolerance power has reached breaking-point. When we started Gali-Gali Mein Shor Hai, Anna Hazare saab's campaign and all its offshoots had just started. As we completed the film we realised how deep-rooted people's resentment against corruption had become."
There is a buzz that the film is inspired by the Sharad Pawar slapping sequence. But a smart Jaffrey defended his film and said, "No, no! We shot the sequence three months ago in Bhopal. We had no clue someone will actually be doing what we had only imagined as a cinematic device to show the Common Man's anger and frustration. We even used to discuss within our crew whether the scene would offend our politicians in any way. But look at destiny! A man actually went and did it."