Bollywood film 'Faraaz' to tell the story of Holey Artisan Café attack
Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta recently announced his next film, "Faraaz". Billed as an action thriller, the movie will depict the Holey Artisan café attack that shook Bangladesh. It is backed by filmmaker Anubhav Sinha and producer Bhushan Kumar.
As per the official synopsis, "Faraaz" will chronicle the events that took place on the night of July 1, 2016, in Dhaka, where five young militants ravaged the upscale cafe and held over 50 people as hostages for nearly 12 dreadful hours.
The film's intention is to stay true to the real-life event.
Mehta, who last directed the acclaimed web series "Scam 1992- The Harshad Mehta Story" and sports film "Chhalaang", has said that "Faraaz" is a story of deep humanity and its ultimate triumph in the face of violent adversity.
The film will mark late actor Shashi Kapoor's grandson, Zahaan Kapoor's debut and will also feature Aditya Rawal, son of actors Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat, who made his acting debut last year with the ZEE5 film "Bamfaad".
The film is jointly produced by Sinha's Benaras Mediaworks, T-Series along with Mahana Films' Sahil Saigal, Sakshi Bhatt and Mazahir Mandasaurwala.
Mehta began shooting for the upcoming film in June this year.