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Satish Kaushik: Kaagaz gave me an opportunity to reinvent myself, not just as an artiste, but also as a director

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With several hit directorial projects, including the likes of Tere Naam, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai.

Satish Kaushik: Kaagaz gave me an opportunity to reinvent myself, not just as an artiste, but also as a director
Satish Kaushik: Kaagaz gave me an opportunity to reinvent myself, not just as an artiste, but also as a director

Among others, over the last two decades, veteran filmmaker-actor Satish Kaushik has many works to be proud of. And, after a break of about six years, he’s looking forward to his directorial comeback project, Kaagaz.

Starring talented actor Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role. The film is presented by Salman Khan Films with Satish Kaushik Entertainment Production. It produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik, and Vikas Malu. The story of Kaagaz has been conceptualised and directed by Kaushik. He proudly says that the film gave him an opportunity to reinvent himself. Not just as an artiste, but also as a director.

The trailer of Kaagaz released today and has been garnering rave reviews. The strength of the film lies in the way it tackles tragedy with humour. The movie will release as a ZEE5 Original on January 7. It will simultaneously have a theatrical release in Uttar Pradesh. Pankaj Tripathi plays the protagonist, Bharat Lal Mritak, in the film and Kaushik also plays the pivotal role of Bharat Lal’s lawyer.

Talking about the film, Kaushik says,

“I read a news article about Lal Bihari Mritak many years ago. I was touched by his journey. When I researched about him. I felt that his story deserved to be told and I wanted to do that myself. That’s why I decided to helm this project after a gap of six years. The times have changed and so have a lot of aspects of filmmaking. Directing this movie was a huge learning experience for me, not just as an artiste but also as a director. I’m glad we got Salman Khan Films as our production partner and ZEE5 to showcase it. I’m sure people will connect with the story and appreciate our efforts.”

A satirical comedy based in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, Kaagaz. It is the real-life story of Lal Bihari Mritak. A man who was declared dead on official papers. How he had to work towards proving that he’s alive.

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