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.

Raj Kumar Yadav

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.

Hansal Mehta