Karanveer Bohra’s Short Film Ijazat , A Short Film on Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi’s Love Story
February 17, 2017 Author: Abhi Velani
Newly daddy Karanvir Bohra is currently basking the glory of Naagin 2 as it is continues to be a TRP topper. Adding feather to cap the hunk has other ambitious plans up his sleeve. According to reports in leading tabloid he is all set to produce and star in a film that traces the love story between one of India’s most charismatic leaders, late Rajiv Gandhi and his Italian wife, Sonia. The title of the film is ‘Ijazat’ and will chronicle how Rajiv, scion to India’s ruling political family found love in the daughter of a soldier from Italy who dreamt of learning English and being a flight attendant. Obviously, their love story wasn’t a bed of roses as they had to fight class and cultural differences to marry and make a life together. Elaborating on what made him go for an old love story, Karanvir said, “I happened to watch Rendezvous with Simi Garewal with late Mr Rajiv Gandhi. I was so mesmerized by the way he spoke and the way he carried himself - with such elegance. The way he spoke about Sonia Gandhi ji, the way they met and how he geared up the courage to ask permission to his mother, it was all mesmerizing. And that’s where my film ends. They call it the Eric Segal love story of India. It’s my tribute to him and to all the people in love. A reaffirmation that true love exists.” He further added, “I admired the way he [Rajiv] spoke about mustering the courage to ask his mother Indira Gandhiji, for permission (to marry Sonia).” The actor says he is fascinated by love stories from the fifties and sixties due to their timeless flavour. He feels the youth will get curious about the retro vibe of this romantic love story. Ijazat, will release on YouTube in Indian and Italian version. Priya Banerjee has been roped in to play Sonia Maino. The actress who was last seen in Jazbaa, said, “It was very sudden & pleasant for me, when Karanvir came and asked me to be part, I could not refuse. It is a beautiful concept.” The release date for the film is yet to be announced.