Abhay Deol’s “Basra” starts in January
Abhay Deol’s production house, Forbidden Films, will start shooting its first film, “Basra” fromJanuary 2010. The film stars Soniya Mehra and Abhay Deol. Actress Chitrangada Singh puts in a guest appearance. Shahana Goswami is paired with Nikhil Dwivedi.
The film an out-and-out action film based on the drug racketing and human trafficking. Navdeep Singh of “Manorama-Six Feet Under” fame will direct the film.
“Basra” is an edgy and dark film. Soniya will play a teenage hippie who is involved in drugs and eventually becomes a victim of human trafficking after being kidnapped. Shahana plays a journalist, while Nikhil is a cop.
The movie has its base in Basra, a city in Iraq, notorious for its involvement in drugs. It will be shot in Dubai, Kuwait, Delhi and Mumbai.