The film, titled Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di, is directed by Hriday Sheetty.
Hema Malini’s first Punjabi production to hit screens on 23 August
Mumbai - 12 Jul 2019 13:00 IST
Updated : 15 Jul 2019 13:04 IST
Veteran actress Hema Malini’s first Punjabi film as a producer, titled Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di, is all set to be released on 23 August. Jointly produced by B Venkatesh Rao, the film has been directed by Hriday Sheetty.
“The film that is a story of five youngsters is set in current Punjab with backdrop of terrorism and drug menace that has plagued the state. The film is inspired by true story of 1920 when five Sikh (Babbars) NRIs came back to India and fought with Britishers and died in the process,” read an official statement.
Malini feels the story about the current situation in Punjab needs to be told. “I am happy to be associated with the film. The story is not only inspiring but also topical with regards to what is happening in Punjab today,” she said in the statement.
While director Sheetty added, “The story of mere five Sikhs fighting and sacrificing their life for the country will inspire generations to come. This film is our effort to pay tribute to their courage.”
Mitti: Virasat Babbaran Di stars Rabbi Kandola, Kuljinder Sidhu, Japji Khaira, Jagjeet Sandhu, Nishawn Bhullar, Dheeraj Kumar, Pali Sandhu and Aakanksha Sareen. The first poster of the film is also out and has an authentic period feel to it.