New Delhi: With several hit directorial projects, including the likes of Tere Naam and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, over the last two decades, veteran filmmaker and actor Satish Kaushik has many films to be proud of. After a break of about six years, he’s now looking forward to his directorial comeback project, Kaagaz.
Starring talented actor Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role, the film is presented by Salman Khan Films along with Satish Kaushik Entertainment Production and produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik, and Vikas Malu. The story of Kaagaz has been conceptualised and directed by Kaushik and he proudly says that the film gave him an opportunity to reinvent himself, not just as an artiste, but also as a director.
The trailer of Kaagaz, released on Tuesday, has been garnering rave reviews. The strength of the film lies in the way it tackles tragedy with humour. The movie will release as a ZEE5 Original on 7 January and will simultaneously have a theatrical release in Uttar Pradesh. Pankaj Tripathi plays the protagonist, Bharat Lal Mritak, in the film and Kaushik also plays the pivotal role of Bharat Lal’s lawyer.
Talking about the film, Kaushik says, “I read a news article about Lal Bihari Mritak many years ago and I was touched by his journey. When I researched about him, I felt that his story deserved to be told and I wanted to do that myself. That’s why I decided to helm this project after a gap of six years.”