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Sanya Malhotra plays a police officer for the first time in Netflix’s Kathal

The dramedy marks the directorial debut of Yashowardhan Mishra, who has written the film along with Ashok Mishra.

Sanya Malhotra in Kathal

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Sanya Malhotra will play a police officer for the first time in the upcoming Netflix movie Kathal.

The movie, which also stars Anant Joshi, went on the floors earlier this week. Kathal is a collaboration between Netflix, Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms. 

Kathal marks the directorial debut of Yashowardhan Mishra. He has also written the film along with Ashok Mishra. 

A statement from Netflix said, “This woman-led dramedy, set in a small town, revolves around a local politician whose prized jackfruit, or kathal, go missing and a young police officer Mahima, played by Malhotra, who is adamant to solve this bizarre case to prove herself.” 

Speaking about the film, Sikhya Entertainment founder Guneet Monga said, “At Sikhya Entertainment, we strive to always produce unique, entertaining and heart-warming content that stands out. We are absolutely thrilled to embark on another exciting journey with Sanya Malhotra and none better than with our partners, Balaji and Netflix.” 

She added, “Helming this joyride of satire and comedy, titled Kathal, is our director Yashowardhan Mishra. Yashowardhan and Ashok Mishra, the writers and imagineers behind Kathal, roped us into its magical world from day one [and page one] and we can’t wait for it to come to life for everyone to enjoy! Kathal, like the fruit itself, will leave you with a sweet feeling that we'll cherish in the coming times and we are so excited for everyone to see Sanya in a completely new avatar in this unconventional story.” 

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, co-producer and executive vice-president, Balaji Telefilms, said, “Our aim is to continue telling genre-bending, entertaining and contextual stories. Kathal is one such quirky tale set in heartland India and top-lined by the talented Sanya Malhotra. First-time director-writer Yashowardhan’s take on this ‘bizarre’ true story is full of humour and introspection. After the resounding success of Pagglait, we’re excited to partner with Sikhya and Netflix to tell stories with an Indian heart for global audiences.” 

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