Boman Irani will play Nobel winning educationist Kailash Satyarthi in upcoming film Jhalki, by Brahmanan Singh.
“It’s a film about a little girl looking for her brother who goes missing while working as a child labourer. I canned my portions in a few days. Kailash Satyarthi is a person every Indian should be in awe of. I shot at Mirzapur, it was 47 degrees. It’s a wonderful realisation to go there and understand the problems people in different parts of the country go through,” Boman said about his role.
Kailash Satyarthi started the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement) in 1980, and is a child rights activist and educationist. He has helped rehabilitate over 80,000 children from forced labour in over 140 countries. His work has caused the International Labour Organisation and other UN bodies to adopt specific laws regarding child labour.
Boman, who hasn’t yet met Satyarthi, said, “Satyarthi is fearless while carrying out rescue operations. At the same time, with the kids, he was like a child himself. You take the spirit of the person instead of resorting to mimicry.”