Latika is back
Tabrez Noorani, the Indian producer of Slumdog Millionaire, will kick off his directorial debut, Love Sonia, in and around Mumbai, which will reunite him with his Latika, Freida Pinto very soon. Inspired by real events and written by Ted Caplan and Alkesh Vaja, it is about a young Indian village girl, Sonia, whose life changes irrevocably when she is trapped in the vicious global sex trade network. The film will be in Hindi with a smattering of Mandarin and English as the action moves to Hong Kong for two days and Los Angeles for a week. It also features Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Rajkummar Rao and Sai Tamhankar with casting still in progress. The title role is being played by Mrunal Thakur who was selected after a year-long countrywide search from amongst 1,500 aspirants. In the process, they also found Riya Sisodiya, who plays her older sister Preeti. Oscar winning sound mixer and designer Resul Pookutty is also part of the project.