In the 2005 movie “Page 3,” which was almost two decades old at the time, actor Atul Kulkarni explained how he came up with the speech.
The sentence “You have to be in the system to change the system” from the 2005 movie “Page 3” was created by actor Atul Kulkarni, who is preparing for the premiere of the new season of his streaming series “City of Dreams.”
In the movie, Atul played a senior crime journalist who mentors Konkona Sen Sharma’s character, Madhavi Sharma of Page 3, and helps her understand the ins and outs of crime reporting after she grows weary of her position as a celebrity reporter.
Talking about the dialogue’s idea he said, “Whenever someone talks about ‘Page 3’, I remember the scene where I tell Konkona’s character that you have to be in the system to change the system. We shot that scene at the Versova beach and this particular dialogue wasn’t written in the script.”
“While Madhur Bhandarkar (the director) and I were discussing the scene and the approach, I came up with this dialogue and told Madhur that this should be the gist of it. Madhur jumped on the idea and used the line as is in the take. I personally believe in this thought of changing the system internally, and I loved that dialogue. It’s one scene that has stayed with me all these years.”
On May 26, “The City of Dreams 3” will be available on Disney+Hotstar.