Actor-filmmaker Aleena Khan, gearing up for the release of ‘Code Blue’ hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accept her invitation for the film’s screening.
Aleena Khan interacted with the media for the film promotion of ‘Code Blue’ on Wednesday in Mumbai.
‘Code Blue’ talks about the sensitive issue of Triple Talaq among the Muslim community. Director Aleena believes that the government and the Prime Minister has been making great effort to ban the practice in India and thinks he should watch the film.
She has also extended an invite for the film’s screening to the country’s Prime Minister. She said, ‘I have sent an invite to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the special screening of the film. I hope that he will attend the screening of this film.”
Talking about the signification of the film’s titled, Aleena said, “Code Blue is a medical emergency term. If a person is dying the code blue is activated. But here our lead, the woman is not dying because of physical illness. She is dying because of psychological illness, societal norms, and pressure. In a judgmental society like ours, she is dying and suffering even though its not her fault. She is a victim of religious malpractice of Triple Talaq.
Aleena also revealed the film is based on a true story. When asked why she chose to share it with everyone she said, “This is a real story, observed by me of someone very close to me. And I chose to write about it and present it, is because I have witnessed it and if I don’t say anything about it who will?”
‘Code Blue’ scheduled for a World premiere in Berlin Film Festival is directed by Aleena Khan.
In association with Rahat Kazmi Films, the film features Alok Nath, Rishi Bhutani, Sushmita Mukerji and Aleena Khan in lead roles.
The movie will release on 8th March which coincides with International Women’s Day.