While he forayed into production with Sarbjit, Jackky Bhagnani has now decided to go ahead and produce and act in a sci-fi film. Although this won’t be a quintessential action starrer, his next titled Carbon will be portraying the condition of environment in the future.
Besides him, the film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prachi Desai in lead roles along with Yashpal Sharma in a prominent role. In fact, the film we hear in the stage of completion with its first look being unveiled on July 13. Yes, the first look of Carbon will be revealed at the awards gala IIFA 2017 in New York. It will be showcased as part of a special event titled, ‘Shuruaat: The global education and leadership foundation gala’ with a host of Indian and International celebrities, and delegates of the Global Citizen Foundation and the UN in attendance.
Talking about the film, Jackky said, “As an actor and producer, the only way I know how to communicate with audiences is through film. Carbon deals with serious environmental issues like global warming and climate change and their impact on our world. As a citizen of this planet, I think it’s time we stop talking and start doing. Carbon is my attempt at creating awareness and I’m thankful to IIFA for giving me this platform.”
While Jackky plays the protagonist with an artificial heart, Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrays the role of a man from Mars. Nawazuddin Siddiqui too revealed details of the film saying, “When Jackky and the team came to me with the script, I was very kicked with the idea of playing a guy who lives on Mars. And the fact that the film has its heart in the right place and makes all the right noises about environmental issues was reason enough for me say yes right away!”
Andre Timmins, Director, Wizcraft added, “We hope that the platform of IIFA and Shuruaat can help provide a platform to further create awareness about the issue of climate change being raised in Carbon and advocate the messaging required for us to take better care of our home – Planet Earth. It is important for us to all be able to actually see what level of devastation and impact this important subject can have on our future and I think Jackky has captured this wonderfully in this short film.”
A futuristic film set in 2067, Carbon has been written and directed by Maitrey Bajpai and Rameez Khan and it is co-produced by Deepshikha Deshmukh.