Hansal Mehta Talks About His Latest Film Faraaz
Faraaz, the film examines the real-life circumstances surrounding a terrorist assault at a Bangladeshi café in 2016 said the director Hansal Mehta.
By Vignesh K, February 03, 2023 10:58 IST
Faraaz, the film examines the real-life circumstances surrounding a terrorist assault at a Bangladeshi café in 2016 said the director Hansal Mehta. The film stars Aditya Rawal and features Zahaan Kapoor. They portray a gang of young people who become violent in the name of religion. The drama also introduces Sachin Lalwani, Jatin Sareen, and Ninad Bhatt. Harshal Pawar, Reshham Sahaani, and Abhirami Bose are also introduced. Faraaz will release in theatres on February 3. It will have its world premiere in October 2022 at the BFI London Film Festival.Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain is played by newcomer Zahaan, the grandson of actor Shashi Kapoor and filmmaker Ramesh Sippy. Faraaz refuses to leave his companions when the café is held hostage by extremists. Following the incident, the young man was given the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award. Hansal described his current picture as a companion piece to his earlier films, Shahid (2012) and Omerta (2017). All of the above films dealt with terrorism and religion.He told in an interview, 'The liberal voices have withdrawn. It is important to know that the conversation about good Muslims vs bad Muslims has been taken over by rabid voices. The voices that endorsed Shahid have become a bit quiet, as, over the years, cynicism and fear have taken over.'He added, 'Coming from a liberal space, rather than shying away, I wanted to have that dialogue. The leader of the terror group asks Faraaz why he does not see what is happening in Palestine or what the US is doing in West Asia. Faraaz doesn’t disagree with the issues. He says there is a lot that is wrong with this world but asks them if this is the answer.'Kareena Kapoor will play a detective and mother in Hansal's upcoming film, titled The Buckingham Murders. The film will be similar to Kate Winselt in the web series Mare of Easttown. He is also directing the Netflix series Scoop. It stars Karishma Tanna as crime reporter Jigna Vora. She was sentenced to prison for the murder of fellow journalist J Dey.