Banaras the film has been in the news and for all the right reasons. With a super team backing the film, a dashing actor, a talented director, a visionary producer, a gorgeous actress and a super script, what else could one ask for ? The makers of the film have a cherry on top for the audience and have released outstanding tracks from the film.
The movie will release in 5 languages and their best track, Maaya Gange’s Hindi version is out now. The Kannada version of the song is already on the top tracks of YouTube and the Hindi one is surely on the same track. The film has been shot entirely in Banaras across all 84 Ghats and among dead bodies as well, which will certainly blow you away. Present at the grand song launch event in Mumbai were, lead actor Zaid Khan, actress Sonal Monteiro, director Jayatirth, producer Tilakraj Ballal, lyricist Arafat Mohammad and the chief guest, Madhur Bhandarkar.
Speaking on the film Madhur Bhandarkar said “Tilak is a great friend and I thank him for inviting him. The song is brilliant and I have seen this a long time ago and it is very well shot. The film is looking good and I’m waiting for Tilak to show me the entire film. My best wishes to the team and the director who has captured Banaras so well. I myself have been there multiple times.”
“Zaid is a good actor and a great human being. I had told his father, who is a great politician that after 2 years, you will be known as Zaid’s father and that will be your biggest pride.” Says producer Tilakraj Ballal.
The director Jayatirtha said “Madhur sir, I am your student and I have seen your movies and learnt. This is my seventh movie, my last being Bell Bottom. Maaya Gange is close to my heart and I hope that whatever I wanted to say via this song, is conveyed to the audience and touched their hearts.”
Zaid Khan the lead actor speaks on his tough shoot “it was very risky and challenging to shoot the underwater sequence. I would like to thank my 3 pillars, Tilakji my god father, Sanjay Dutt and Bittu sir. Thank you to the media for appreciating our work.”
Sonal Monteiro the lead actress says “Madhur sir it is an honour to share the stage with you. This is our fourth day of promotions and the Hindi version has finally released ! We are like one family and the shoot was a vacation.”
Arafat Mohammad the lyricist says “one day Zaid Khan calls me and tells me I don’t need translation for the songs, you write whatever your heart tells you to. He told me to come to Bangalore and we enjoyed the process of making the songs. Zaid told me I need to learn more languages to write more songs.”
“I always thought I will go to Banaras at some point of time in my life. The way Jayatirtha directs, it touches your heart and his final product is proof enough. I would like to thank him for this film, it is really special and I would like to thank Zaid too!” Says Sujay Shastry.