Updated December 18th, 2023 at 18:44 IST
Chamak director receives threat for showing the reality of the Punjab music industry
In a recent interview, Rohit Jugraj revealed he has been getting threats for showing the dark side of Punjab's music industry.
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Chamak, which has earned a rating of 9.3 out of 10 on IMDb since its release on December 6, is based on a singer named Kaala. The series opened to positive reviews for showing the reality of the Punjabi Music Industry, however, the plot didn't go down well with a group of people, who ended up sending death threats to Chamak's director Rohit Jugraj.
Chamak director receives death threat
In a recent interview, Rohit Jugraj revealed he has been getting threats for showing the dark side of Punjab's music industry. During the production of Chamak, which delves into the Punjabi music industry and what all goes into its underbelly, Rohit faced threats that would have deterred many from continuing.
Speaking about the same the director said that he pressed on and was driven by his commitment to unveil the reality behind the glitz and glamour of the industry.
He said, "Despite receiving threatening calls, my commitment to fearless storytelling remains unwavering. I believe in the power of truth, and I will continue to illuminate the darkest corners, undeterred by the shadows that seek to dim our story's light."
“I am a staunch advocate for fearless storytelling. I am not exposing anyone; I am just revealing the real face of the industry. Behind the bling, there is so much darkness, and with the passion, there is so much crime and jealousy. I never want an artiste to be killed while delivering his art. An artiste should never be killed", he added.
What is Chamak all about?
Chamak revolves around Kaala, who is an aspirational rapper from Canada who flees back to Punjab and learns about the mysterious murder of his father and iconic singer Taara Singh. The story unfolds the dark side of the music industry's glamour, politics, and more.
Published December 18th, 2023 at 18:44 IST