Vivek Agnihotri is gearing up for his upcoming film The Vaccine War that releases on September 28. It stars Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, and Raima Sen in crucial roles. On his Instagram account, the filmmaker shared a video of Sudha Murty where she could be seen talking about the film and the impact it can have.
She said, “Common man won’t understand what is Covaxin and what is… but this movie clearly shows the effort. It is not just work; it is selfless work that all these scientists did. They spent maximum time in this period so that we all can live in a democratic India, happily and healthily. That’s a very important message.”
She added, “I understand the role of a woman because she is a mother, she is a wife, and she is also a career person. It is very hard to balance your family and your work. But some people are fortunate. In my case, my parents stayed upstairs, and I stayed downstairs, which is why I could do better. It is not easy for a woman to pursue her career with children. She requires good family support. I always say, ‘Behind every successful woman, there is an understanding man, otherwise she cannot do it.”
In an exclusive interview with NewsLogic, when Vivek Agnihotri was asked about the idea of the film, he revealed, “The entire world shut down three years back and there was only darkness and no hope, and the enemy was invisible. After 8-9 months, when I took the vaccine, I couldn’t even feel I took the vaccine. That’s what fascinated me and I asked myself as to who made these vaccines. Everyone said India will never be able to make a vaccine, 40-50% of the population will perish, and that we have a poor medical infrastructure.”
He added, “I asked who are these people that keep working and we don’t even recognize them. That’s how the whole journey started. This is a superhero story for our young generation, and also a story that can be seen 50 years later. This film is going to be a milestone chapter.”