The producer of Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, Tabrez Noorani, is all set to take his next venture — Love Sonia for a world premiere at Europe’s largest South Asian film festival. The film will be opening The Bagri London Indian Film Festival 2018 which begins on June 21.
The festival will be attended by Tabrez who is making his directorial debut with the film. The star cast of the film includes Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Sai Tamhankar and Riya Sisodiya.
Inspired by true events, Love Sonia is the shocking story of a young Indian village girl whose life is tumultuously and irrevocably changed when she gets entrapped in the global sex trade while trying to save the one person she is closest to, her sister Sonia.
Tabrez was himself involved in a real-life rescue mission that took place in Hong Kong and India. Speaking about that and the film, he says, “We were keen to make a project for a global platform which would speak volumes about this issue which is faced by almost every community, and which has not been adequately addressed. This movie attempts to cast light on this issue.”
Now in its 9th year, The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is held in three UK cities — London, Birmingham, and Manchester.