Language – Hindi Director – Hansal Mehta DOP – Anuj Dhawan Producer – Anurag Kashyap, Bohra Bros Production, UTV Spotboy Release Date – 18th October 2013
My Designation – Key Accounts Manager My work responsibilities – In charge of complete DI & VFX pipeline, Client Management Company – Prasad Group of Companies
Shahid is a biographical film based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist, Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in the year 2010 in Mumbai. The film had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012. Shahid was also selected for the 13th Annual New York Indian Film festival. It received positive reviews from critics, and considering its budget, the film had commercial success at the box office. It won the National Film Award for Best Actor and Best Director at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony. The real life Shahid Azmi had defended the 2004 Hindi feature film, “Black Friday”, in the courts while it was languishing with the censor board for its controversial content. Anurag Kashyap, the Director of the film Black Friday, went on to co-produce Shahid. An interesting point to note is that the film was shot in complete secrecy to avoid any problems and was made on a very low budget. Scenes were shot in Azmi’s real office and colony at Kurla locality of Mumbai where he was known to live. His neighbours allowed the crew to shoot at their home without any charges. Shahid was also shot in Nagpada (an area in Mumbai), where Faheem Ansari’s wife Yasmin lives. Late Shahid Azmi was the lawyer for Faheem Ansari who was charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.