Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid' to finally see a theatrical release
Hansal Mehta can finally heave a sigh of relief. His film, 'Shahid', will be released by UTV. The production house has taken over the film and will ensure it a proper theatrical release
Based on the life of the slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, it has Raj Kumar Yadav essay the title role. Incidentally, Mehta won the Best Director award for Shahid at the 13th New York Indian Film Festival.
The film, produced by Anurag Kashyap, has been on the festival circuit and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Shahid Azmi was popular for defending some of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused and he was shot dead in his Kurla office in February 2010.