New Delhi: Veteran actor Victor Banerjee will play an intense role in Indian-American Amit Kumar's directorial debut Blemished Light, which will deal with discrimination that happens in the name of identity.
The 64-year-old Victor is known for movies like Jogger's Park, My Brother.. Nikhil and Kumar points out that he will be seen as a character he hasn't played before.
"Victor Banerjee obviously has a screen presence, and he is a perfect fit for the role, but what excites me, as well as what seems to have driven him to play this part is the opportunity to perform as a character he has not played before," said Kumar in a statement.
Victor Banerjee (Publicity Still)
Interestingly, the movie's title has been inspired by Faiz Ahmad Faiz's poem "Ye dagh dagh ujala, ye shab ghazida sahar". Apart from Victor, Alyy Khan and Ankur Vikal also play pivotal role in the film.
"The story is developed from a desire to express the lack of freedom within, and the struggle against, the most dominating social structures of our time - capitalism and patriarchy. In our world, mass extermination and discrimination happen in the name of identity," Kumar said.
"I took up the task to show people belonging to a certain identity do have different perspectives, approaches and solutions to most pressing issues challenging their society, based on their own personal experiences," he added.