Rajniesh Duggal to play a Dalit in ‘Bagawat’ who fights for equality and freedom
Rajniesh Duggal will be seen playing a Dalit fighting for equality, freedom and basic rights in the upcoming movie ‘Bagawat’
Rajniesh Duggal will be seen playing a Dalit fighting for equality, freedom and basic rights in the upcoming movie Bagawat. The film is based on the teachings of Dr BR Ambedkar who fought for the rights of every person in the country irrespective of caste, colour or religion and laid the foundation of the Constitution of India.
The film is a sequel to ‘Shudra’ which was released in 2012 and was critically acclaimed. The film is written and directed by Sanjiv Jaiswal and is produced by Rudraksh productions which has produced films such as Fareb, Anwar, Shudra and Pranaam. ‘Bagawat’ has been shot extensively in the kukrali forests and the outskirts of Lucknow.
Elaborating upon his role, Rajniesh said, "It's an extremely sensitive topic. The discrimination is widespread in our country even though we choose to turn a blind eye to it most of the times. The Dalits have been suppressed for generations and centuries. My character is a Dalit man who is fighting for the basic rights of his community. I can't tell too much about the character. It's an important film. We have had such films in recent times which highlight the plight of the community and this has to change."
It appears to be a hard hitting film and hopefully something which will bring a change, however small it may be in the mental set up of our society.