Director and producer Anubhav Sinha is working on his next, a social thriller based on true life events, titled Mulk that will go on floors in October. The film be shot in Varanasi and Lucknow and is scheduled to release early next year. Anubhav who has directed Dus and Cash in the past will revisit the thriller genre after close to a decade with Mulk.
Screenplay writer-producer Mushtaq Shiekh who is known for his prolific repertoire of work in films like Om Shanti Om, Gulaab Gang, Ra One will be the associate producer of Mulk.
The film is jointly written by Anubhav Sinha and Mustaq Shiekh
The plot of the film revolves around the story of a joint family who hails from a small town in India, who are out to reclaim their honour after being embroiled in a controversy.
The film will entail an interesting ensemble of actors including Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapur, Prateik Babbar and Taapsee Pannu, a starcast that will be working with the Tum Bin and Ra One director for the very first time.
Anubhav Sinha, Founder of Benaras Media Works states, “I am doing a thriller after 10 years and this will be quite different from what I have attempted in the past. I’m returning to my roots after so many years. It’s my way of giving back to my hometown and it feels emotionally satisfactory. The plot of the film revolves around true life events.I am yet in the process of closing in on a few more actors.”
Mushtaq Shiekh states, “Some stories resonate with your soul. They are heartfelt yet thrilling. Mulk is one such story -that has a pulsating vibe to it and will have you completely captivated.”