The promos of Aamir Khan Productions' Anusha Rizvi directed PEEPLI [LIVE] are being aired across all television cannels and web portals and as one can see apart from the main cast, there is the media which comes across as a main support backup in the film and forms part of the cast. We have had quite a few films where media was shown to be part and parcel of the movie but not many were successful. The last failure in this category was Ramgopal Varma's RANN.
However, one film that had the guts to pull the media's leg was Shah Rukh Khan's PHIR BHI DIL HAI HINDUSTANI, which was ripped apart by the critics and the press alike and being quite ahead of it's time even the audience could not relate to it's satirical humour. So, we asked Aamir Khan and director Anusha Rizvi whether they felt any apprehensions since PEEPLI [LIVE] is a satirical comedy, and from the promos even the media appears to be bearing the brunt of the satire.
Aamir Khan was quick to reply that media is a part of PEEPLI [LIVE] and that is the reason why he had called the media especially while unveiling the first look of PEEPLI [LIVE] and was very interested in knowing the reactions of all.
Aamir jokingly added, 'I don't want you people to throw shoes at me and before any of you can pull my legs I have pulled a fast one on myself as you can see from the promos,' referring to a promo where they show a journalist saying that since Aamir Khan's first film LAGAAN based in a village was a hit he thinks that even this film will turn out to be one.
The director, Anusha Rizvi who herself is a television journalist, also added that media has become very advanced and is a powerful tool that can be used in all walks of life, so why not films!
Certainly we are sure that the media will see the funny as well as the satirical side of PEEPLI [LIVE] and give its full support when it releases all over on 13th August.