Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to his social media and announced that his next directorial Faraaz, an action thriller depicting the Holey Artisan cafe attack that shook Bangladesh in 2016 and been officially selected for BFI London Film Festival 2022.
Sharing a picture from the movie, Hansal Mehta captioned his post, “Honoured and grateful for the selection of our labour of love #Faraaz at the BFI London Film Festival 2022. A lot of
passion, patience and perseverance have taken us this far. A massive thank you to the entire team that made this possible. @anubhavsinhaa #BhushanKumar #krishankumar #sahilsaigal @sakshibhatt @mad.mazzzz @dhrubdubey @sagarrshirgaonkar @shivchanana @BenarasMediaWorks @tseriesfilms @tseries.official @mahana_films @rishghel @gyaskz.02
@pratham94 @kashyapkapoor @raghavkakker @aktalkies @mua_krutika @rod_sunil @shivankkapoor @mandarjkulkarni @sumitsabherwal @castingchhabra @amiteshmukherjee @writish1 @sameerrahat #ThePostCo #TheWhiteAppleStudio @khamkhaphotoartist @amiteshmukherjee_ @mandarjkulkarni”
Faraaz" marks late star 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 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 is jointly produced by filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's Benaras Mediaworks, T-Series along with Mahana Films' Sahil Saigal, Sakshi Bhatt and Mazahir Mandasaurwala.
Apart from Faraaz, filmmaker Hansal Mehta is also busy with Scoop, Scam 2003, Dedh Bigha Zameen and Captain India.