Actress Soha Ali Khan‘s forthcoming flick ’31st October’ is based on real life assassination of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. Soha says that the film is not made to give justice to anyone. The film reveals the real life story of a Sikh family and is set against the backdrop of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
At the trailer launch of ’31st October’, Soha revealed to the media, “The film is not made to give any justice to anyone. I think justice delayed is justice denied. So there will be no justice to the victims of 1984 riots through this film. We have made this film to share a story. We are not judges or lawyers. We are actors, we are just providing a film to the audience that is edge of the seat thriller. It’s not a political thriller. It is not providing any agenda. We have tried not to be preachy. The film is about the struggle of a family that night. It’s a great role and I am a greedy actor. It is rare to get meaty roles. For me to be part of this and play a real life character was an added responsibility. It was exciting as an actor. I have memory about the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination as a Gurudwara was ransacked in Pataudi.”
Soha also says that her character in ’31st October’ is different from the one she portrayed in ‘Rang De Basanti’. “In ‘Rang De Basanti’, I am a college student and patriotism awakens in us due to the situations around us. In ’31st October’, I am a mother and it is about brotherhood. I disagree both the roles are similar”, she reveals.
’31st October’ is directed by National award winner Shivaji Lotan Patil and will be releasing on October 7, 2016.