PTI | Last Modified - Aug 16, 2012, 02:35 AM IST
Chandigarh: The dilemma faced by an Indian and Pakistani soldier thrown together by circumstances has been depicted in the upcoming film 'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore', a film set in the backdrop of the Partition.
The film, mentored and narrated by poet-lyricist Gulzar, was launched after the symbolic colourful flag lowering ceremony that takes place daily on both sides of the border.
The film marks the directorial debut of 'Monsoon Wedding' star Vijay Raaz, who also plays the main lead in the movie. Giant posters of the movie were set up around the Indian side of the border as hundreds turned up to watch the ceremony on.
The star cast of the film also participated in the candle light peace vigil that takes place on ground zero on August 14 midnight.
Raaz, who plays a Pakistani soldier whose family was forced to leave Delhi during the Partition, says he was attracted to the story theme. "It is a very innocent film. I was thinking about direction when the story came to me. We have grown up on Partition stories so I was naturally attracted to the film. It is a simple story but at the same time it is very difficult," he said.
The film comes with the message that humanity is bigger than any religion or any country and that's what we have tried to convey through the film," Raaz told PTI.