News|January 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Mahesh Bhatt Coming with Play on Bush Shoe Shower

Mahesh Bhatt usually comes with unusual ideas and thoughts. This time the filmmaker will produce and present a play that will be based on the book the Last Salute to President Bush, written by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar Al Zaidi, who shot to fame after throwing a shoe at the then US President George W Bush in Baghdad in 2008.

Directed by Arvind Gaur, the play would be premiered in Delhi in March, and then travel to Mumbai and Dubai. Mahesh has found a new face, Imran Zahid  for the role of Al Zaidi. A spokesperson says,

“He holds Mahatma Gandhi in high respect and follows his ideologies. So he wanted to also come to Rajghat (Gandhis memorial) and pay his tributes.”

Al Zaidi’s book, released in December last year, is a journal chronicling the moments leading up to the infamous press conference at which he hurled his shoe at Bush, calling him a dog.

Actor Zahid will also make his debut in Bhatt’s next production, Chandu, a film about the student leader Chandrashekar Prasad who was shot dead in 2007.