Hansal Mehta’s “Omerta”, starring Rajkummar Rao, will release on April 20 this year.
The film won accolades at the Toronto International Film Festival and Jio MAMI film festival last year.
The intense drama film is based on the life of British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was freed in exchange for passengers of a hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and was later accused of killing journalist Daniel Pearl.
Mehta had shown Omar’s character in his 2013 film “Shahid”, in a brief scene where he tries to brainwash lawyer Shahid Azmi, the film’s protagonist. Interestingly, Rajkummar had played the role of Shahid Azmi in that film.
Mehta earlier collaborated with Rajkummar in three back-to-back films—“Shahid” (2013), “Citylights” (2014) and “Aligarh” (2015).
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Mehta also served as the creative producer of web series “Bose: Dead/Alive”, that featured Rajkummar in the lead.
The film is produced by Nahid Khan and presented by Swiss Entertainment.