Naseer, Mithun in film on Shastri

Naseer, Mithun in film on Shastri

Naseer, Mithun in film on Shastri

By / Life Styles / Friday, 12 January 2018 07:01

On Lal Bahadur Shastri's 52nd death anniversary on Thursday, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri announced that he had roped-in veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakaraborty for a movie on the former Prime Minister's controversial death.

The investigative thriller film is titled The Tashkent Files. "A film on the biggest cover-up of a free India required that we work with great actors with credibility. Both Naseer and Mithun are multiple-time National Award winners. It is a privilege to work with such involved and passionate actors of our times," Agnihotri said.

The movie will have two sides to the narrative and its story is a crowd-sourced idea, read a statement issued on behalf of the makers. On Thursday, Agnihotri tweeted: "On this day, our second PM Lal Bahadur Shashtri died mysteriously in Tashkent. Was it heart attack or poison? Even after 52 years, the truth of the biggest cover-up of free India has been denied to his family, followers, citizens. After years of research, I present The Tashkent Files." The director will cast a prominent actor for the role of Shastri. The announcement will happen soon. The film goes on floors next week.

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