Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri who last directed Junooniyat in 2016 is having a "wonderful" time shooting The Tashkent Files, a film dedicated to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, in the national capital. "Shooting in Delhi has never been so wonderful. #TheTashkentFiles," Agnihotri tweeted.
He also shared a selfie, and seems to be around India Gate. The investigative thriller will feature veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty, and will have two sides to the narrative. Shastri died in Tashkent, then in the Soviet Union's Uzbekistan, soon after signing a peace pact with Pakistan to end the 1965 India-Pakistan war. He was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
Agnihotri was recently in news for getting into Twitter spat with actress Swara Bhaskar over her comment on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. Swara said that she felt ''reduced to a vagina'' after watching the movie, after which Agnihotri called her ''fake feminist'' and ''urban naxal''.
(With IANS inputs)