Actor Vir Das, who has made a career out of playing funny roles, will be next seen in a serious role in ‘31 October’, a thriller about a Sikh family trapped in a dangerous situation during the anti-Sikh pogrom following the assassination of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Fans of Das will be delighted to know that the film, which also stars Soha Ali Khan, has been short-listed to be screened at the London Indian Film Festival on July 18 this year.
The London Indian Film Festival highlights the best of world cinema to champion creativity, originality, vision and imagination, and presents the finest contemporary international cinema from both established and emerging film-makers.
Talking about the film, producer Harry Sachdeva said, “It’s a true life story of a Sikh family in 1984 that got trapped in their house when the city was ripped apart by anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. ‘31 October’ is an edge-of-the-seat thriller about true grit and heroism.”
Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan will reportedly be attending the screening.
Soha Ali Khan will be seen playing a journalist in India’s first war comedy War Chhod Naa Yaar. The actress is very excited as for the first time she has got an opportunity to work in her own house, the Pataudi house.
As per sources from the sets, “The director wanted something very different and while searching for places they found Pataudi house apt for the scene.”
War Chhod Naa Yaar is produced by AOPL. Entertainment. Pvt. Ltd. The film also features Sharman Joshi and Javed Jaffery.
A memorial lunch held in honour of Tiger Pataudi in London today was attended by Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan. The memorial lunch was organised by the Indian Journalist Association and was held at the St. James’ Court Hotel.
While, Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan addressed the media at the lunch, Soha Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor who accompanied Saif Ali Khan were also seen interacting with the guests.
Saif Ali Khan especially flew down to London for the event and will be heading back to Turkey with Kapoor tomorrow for the filming of Race 2.
Here are some photos of the Khan family: