Mani Shankar set to make film on RTI

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Mani Shankar, known for the films like Knock-Out, 16 December and Mukhbiir, is all set to direct a film on the Right to Information (RTI) Act said to be one of the biggest political thrillers ever attempted in India.

The filmmaker who claims to have deep contacts in the bureaucracy has apparently chanced upon shocking and unbelievable details on the RTI issue that involves the entire government machinery.

"The RTI Act is very important for all of us, but it is horribly flawed. So many innocent, courageous people have died simply because they have asked difficult questions. I want to dedicate this film to those who have lost their lives for asking powerful politicians uncomfortable questions," Shankar has been quoted in media reports.

To kick off his film, the director has decided to get Julian Assange to sound the first ‘clap‘. If it works out, this will be the first time ever when Assange, whether from Sweden or London, will give the "clap" for a film made in India through a cyber-optic camera.

It is said that Shankar has also asked Arvind Kejriwal to give the clap in India. "To me Julian Assange and Arvind Kejriwal are the two faces of the RTI," Shankar quipped.

Shankar has already approached actors Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan to be part of the film‘s cast. He also wants to rope in either John Abraham or Ranbir Kapoor to essay the third character in the film. 

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