Irrfan Khan is set to co-produce and star in Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa S. Farooki’s No Bed Of Roses, which is scheduled to start shooting later this month.
Khan’s IK Company will co-produce the film, described as “a family story about loss and love”, with Bangladesh’s Jazz Multimedia and India’s Essay Movies. Jazz Multimedia will distribute in Bangladesh.
The cast also includes Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who appeared in Farooki’s 2012 drama Television; Rokeya Prachy, whose credits include The Clay Bird, which won the FIPRESCI prize in Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2002; Parno Mittra and Bratya Basu.
The Bengali and English-language project was selected for the 2013 edition of Film Bazaar, organised by India’s National Film Development Corp (NFDC), where it won the Dubai Film Market award.
Television, about an imam in a Bangladeshi village who bans TV, closed Busan International Film Festival in 2012 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Farooki’s credits also include 2013 comedy drama Ant Story, which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival.