I wanted to do it as my father’s personal archive: Arbaaz Khan in the documentary Salim Khan-Javed Akhtar

Arbaaz Khan

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan is happy to say that he is developing a documentary about his father Salim Khan, a horrible couple of screenwriters, something he once thought of as a private documentary drama for the family. Entitled “Angry Young Men,” the children of the writers will produce the documentary, starring superman Salman Khan, actor-producer Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.

“At first, I thought of doing it as a personal thing for my father, for our family. I never thought of putting it there. I wanted to do it for future generations, to find out what Grandpa was. About. I wanted to shoot a private documentary drama,” Arbaaz told PTI .

The actor said the couple’s project known as Salim-Javed took on a bigger form when Farhan, Zoya and Salman started discussing it.

The documentary will be produced as a joint venture under three banners – Salman’s Salman Khan Films; Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment; and Zoya and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Films.

He will direct Namrata Rao, best known for his work as an editor on films such as “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”, “Ishqiya”, “Band Baaja Baaraat” and “Kahaani”.

Arbaaz, 53, said the documentary will delve into Salim-Javed’s work in depth, bringing together the rise of professionals and the personal connection between the two, when they overturned Indian cinema in the 1970s with films like “Zanjeer” and “Deol”.

“These two gentlemen will be interviewed. They will talk about their lives, work and experiences. Some of the people who have worked with them will also be interviewed. Their films and scenes will be discussed.

“It’s very good for the archives. Salim-Javed has done such a great job over the years. Documenting their lives and careers would be a wonderful thing. It will be for the descendants, not only for our family, but also for film lovers.”

Meanwhile, Arbaaz is preparing to “Pinch” to host the second season of his Celebrity chat session.

The show, created by Sumit Dutt, will open with its Country Episode starring Salman.

Arbaaz said the essence of the show is not to “hide” celebrities, but to provide a platform to provide both personal and professional insights into their lives.

“When you see the stars, you see them more often playing a character. We don’t really know who they are, how sensitive or emotional they become.

“When you do a show like that, the human side of the stars comes out. That’s why you connect the show with people,” he said.

The film “Pinch” features characters about the troll, the cyberbullying they suffer, and the coping mechanisms.

The second season came a year later after the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, which led to an intense cycle of online harassment of some Hindi film artists. Bollywood was accused of encouraging nepotism and mistreatment of outsiders.

To the extent of the influence of the celebrities, Arbaaz said they were caught up in the storms of hatred.

“I’m not the only one to say, they were all affected. Its magnitude could change … It’s baseless things, there’s no truth or reality. So that hurts even more.”

Contrary to what he perceives that stars can escape anything, Arbaaz said they are always under the scanner in the age of social media.

“Social media is the only place where stars receive preferential treatment. The head is always in Guillotine. They make a wrong turn and it becomes a big thing.”

The second season of “Little” will air on the QuPlay YouTube channel from July 21st.


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