‘Bhupathi’ Dedicated To Fearless Journalists Like Danish Siddiqui
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Actor Dibyendu Bhattacharya, who is known for his work in ‘Black Friday’, ‘Lootera’, ‘Mirzapur’ and several others, has shared that his short film ‘Ghuspaith’ is a tribute to fearless, dedicated journalists like Danish Siddiqui, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner who documented the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Danish was gunned down by the Taliban during a clash between Afghan Special Forces and Taliban insurgents in Spin Boldak, Kandahar, on July 16, 2021.
‘Ghuspaith’ was recently screened at the Boston International Film Festival 2023.
Talking more about ‘Ghuspaith,’ Dibyendu said: “Some films are close to an actor’s heart, and ‘Ghuspaith’ is one such film. The storyline was so compelling that I had to say yes to Mihir (director) and Girish (producer). My character in the film is called Usman, he is a Bangladeshi villager who helps smuggle cattle, as well as rarely immigrants in a very hideous manner.”
He said, “In the film, Usman helps 3 individuals migrate not knowing that they are only pretending to be a family, realizing that humanity is above all. I am glad to be a part of such a project. ‘Ghuspaith’ is dedicated to fearless, dedicated journalists like Danish Siddiqui who transcend all boundaries to bring out the truth in front of the world. Short films are hard to sell but ‘Ghuspaith’ is well made, and a well-intended film and I ardently wish for such films to be showcased at more festivals so that it can reach out to a larger audience.”