In the past, films like Sholay, Munnabhai MBBS, and Taare Zameen Par have been dubbed in sign language
The deaf-mute Indian girl, Geeta, who is stranded in Pakistan, had one request from the makers of Bajrangi Bhaijaan – for it to be dubbed in sign language.
According to NDTV, in a video call with Indian sign language interpreter, Gyanendra Purohit, Geeta insisted the blockbuster be dubbed so that people with special needs could also watch it.
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“I recently interacted with Geeta, who is in Karachi, via video call. She said that Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan should be dubbed in sign language so that she and a large number of people like her would be able to watch and understand the movie, especially its songs and dialogues in a better way,” Purohit said.
He also added that he has been negotiating with the External Affairs Ministry in India since three months for Geeta’s return to the country. During their interaction, Geeta expressed her desire to meet Salman Khan since she is a huge fan of the megastar.
This further motivated Purohit and he said, “On Geeta’s request, we are going to dub Bajrangi Bhaijaan into sign language. We wish that once it is completed and exhibited for the first time, both Salman and Geeta will be present to watch it.”
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He feels Geeta’s story is similar to the film which is also about a mute Pakistani girl who gets lost in India and is found by an Indian man who reunites her with her family in Pakistan.
“Geeta has a special place for Salman in her heart. Her story is almost similar to the screenplay of Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” Purohit added.
In the past, films like Sholay, Munnabhai MBBS, and Taare Zameen Par have been dubbed in sign language, not with any commercial purpose, but only to cater to special people, Purohit clarified.
All necessities have been completed for Geeta’s return to her country and she is likely to reach there by October 26.
This article originally appeared on NDTV.