Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan had made a promise to the jail’s inmates last year, when he finished shooting for Dasvi there. And a year after, he was at Agra’s Central Jail to screen the film for the inmates. Abhishek plays a politician, who wishes to clear his Class 10 exams from jail in Dasvi.
Sharing a video from his day at Agra Central Jail with co-stars Nimrat Kaur and Yami Gautam, he wrote, “A promise is a promise! Last night I managed to fulfil a commitment I made a year ago. The first screening of our film #Dasvi held for the guards and inmates of Agra Central Jail. We shot the film here. Their reactions are memories I will remember and cherish for a lifetime.” The video showed how elaborate arrangements were made so that the guests and inmates could watch the film together.
Nimrat, who essays a jailed politician’s wife turned chief minister in the film, has shot some of the crucial sequences in the Agra jail. While sharing her excitement, Nimrat said, “It is for the first time that we have had a screening for inmates of a jail. Many had not seen a movie in 10-20 years. It was a bitter-sweet moment for all of us. The very prison plays a pivotal role in Dasvi, and we were so excited to show them our labour of love.”
Meanwhile, Nimrat is making noise for her impressive physical transformation in the film. The actress gained more than 15kgs to get into the skin of her character, Bimla Devi.
Dasvi, directed by Tushar Jalota, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bake My Cake Films, will start streaming on Jio Cinema and Netflix from April 7.