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Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu to act in Anubhav Sinha's Mulk

The film maker is making another thriller after 10 years, in his home town. 


Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha is set to direct actors Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu in Mulk, a social thriller based on true life events.

The plot of the film revolves around the story of a joint family, who hail from a small town in India. They are out to reclaim their honour after being embroiled in a controversy.

Sinha, founder of Benaras Media Works, said in a statement, "I am doing a thriller after 10 years. 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," added Sinha, who has directed thrillers like Dus (2005) and Cash (2007).

The film will have an ensemble cast, including Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapur, Prateik Babbar and Taapsee.

"The plot of the film revolves around true life events. I am still in the process of closing in on a few more actors," said the director.

Screenplay writer-producer Mushtaq Shiekh, known for films like Om Shanti Om (2007) and Gulaab Gang (2014), will be the associate producer of Mulk.

Shiekh said: "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."

It will go on floors in October and will be shot in Varanasi and Lucknow.