- Actors from Lucknow will join the cast of Mulk
- Mulk features Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu and Neena Gupta
- The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha
"I faced a lot of struggle when I was new to Mumbai and wanted to make a foray into the entertainment industry. Bharat Jha, the casting director of Mulk, showed me some screen tests and I was blown by what I saw. Lucknow has an effervescent theatre industry and produces some of the finest talent, and it's only fair to give everyone a chance," he added.
He will commence shooting on October 12, which also happens to be the 16th birthday of his son Shlok.
"The day Shlok came into my life I bagged Dus and that film was a game changer for me. Just like Mulk, it was a multi-starrer. My son will always be my lucky mascot and Mulk is a project that is very close to my heart so, everything is done keeping in mind auspicious aspects. Since I belong to a small town, this film's content is relatable to my childhood days of growing up in Benaras," said Anubhav Sinha.
The film, a social thriller, is based on true life events.
Mulk also features Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Ashutosh Rana and Neena Gupta.
The film will be shot in Varanasi and Lucknow and is scheduled to release early next year.
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