MUMBAI: Minister Kapil Sibal's penchant for writing
poems is well-known. He has now penned the lyrics for
a Bollywood film based on the life of senior citizens.
And will also appear on screen reciting his lines.
After publishing a book of SMS poems, reciting his
composition Aankh khuli aazad thi main as a tribute
to women at the Star Parivaar Awards, taking on the
murky side of IPL through writing, Sibal, through his
poem, expresses his view on the issue of senior citizens'
safety in upcoming film Dilli Gang, which is
based on true instances of crime against senior citizens,
who sometimes get robbed or murdered when their children
With a special poem composed for the film, which he
recites in the beginning and towards the end of the
movie, Sibal urges people to be compassionate towards
their ageing parents. Karenge jo maa baap ki seva,
Bhagwan unke saath rahega
, is what Sibal will
be seen and heard saying in Dilli Gang.
Talking about his compositions and poems, Sibal says
social issues are his favourite subjects. "I have
written poems on multiple social issues, especially
on daughters. When the director and producer told me
that the movie is about old people, I agreed to write
a poem immediately. These topics touch my heart. The
cultural transformation in our society, where children
don't respect parents and refuse to look after them,
is a major issue to be addressed besides women's safety,"
Sibal plans to continue his Bollywood innings. "Cinema
is a medium which reflects the reality in society and
is trying to raise hope. For people who think for the
betterment of the society and want to express their
views, Bollywood is the right channel. I am going to
do more of this work," he ends.