- 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.
The film will be shot in Varanasi and Lucknow and is scheduled to release early next year.
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