Celebrating the independence day in a unique and welcome way, the blockbuster film Dangal's team has declared that the film will be aired on television on 15th August with an audio description for visually impaired audiences.
Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, was released in December last year and broke many box office records immediately upon release. It will now also have subtitles for the hearing impaired audiences and will be aired on Zee Cinema SD.
The film also featured Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Zaira Wasim, and is inspired by the real life events of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who further trained his daughters to become professional wrestlers and ultimately Olympic champions.
On Wednesday, a 20-minute special screening of the film was held at the Institution for Blind as an introduction to the film.
Punit Misra, CEO -Domestic Broadcast Business, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), said: "On India's 70th Independence Day, ZEE redefines the 'freedom to see' and offers all our audiences a superlative movie watching experience in the comfort of their homes. We hope that the premiere of 'Dangal' reaches out to the maximum number of visually and hearing impaired audiences in India."
The step is seen as a positive innovation towards expanding the televising experience and being praised throughout. Along with Delhi, the preview is also being held in Lucknow, Mumbai, Indore and Chandigarh.