EXCLUSIVE: Kalki Koechlin and Adil Hussain have joined the cast of Nicholas Kharkongor’s Mantra alongside Rajat Kapoor, who will also produce.
The project, selected for this year’s Co-production Market at Film Bazaar, is based on the true story of an Indian food company that was taken over by a multinational in the 1990s.
“The rest of the cast will be from Delhi,” said Kharkongor. “This is the story of a five-member family, headed by Rajat’s character, who runs a successful company, and the things that happen to each of them in a changing India.”
The project is scheduled to start shooting in Delhi in January 2015. Koechlin recently starred in Margarita, With A Straw, while Hussain’s credits include Life Of Pi, Tigers and Sunrise.