Here is a first hand account from the man himself.
"I play a boy, adopted by the zamindar after the death of my parents. I am treated badly after that. For my role, I had to paint my body dark, since the workers in the salt fields are dark, and I would be wearing only a dhoti. My make-up man used oil for the make-up, and that used to melt anyway because of the heat. My dhoti would be stained everyday. I lost my cool quite often because of this. Then my make-up man got castor oil, which is thick, and that made things easier. That was when I began to enjoy my role. There are quite a few fight sequences, on the salt pans, and my hands used to bleed whenever we shot any action. This movie has my sweat and blood in it, literally."
Ashish's co-stars in the movie include Govind Namdeo, Seema Biswas, and Mukesh Rishi. Most of the movie has been shot at Dandi and Kutch, Gujarat. The script revolves around salt field workers and their lives.
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