Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak and Shweta Basu are going to star in Director Vivek Agnihotri’s next movie, The Tashkent Files, which will be produced by Pranay Chokshi, Haresh Patel and Agnihotri. Vivek had previously asked the citizen’s of India to find the truth about the mysterious death of Lal Bhadur Shastri. The Prime Minister had died of an alleged Heart attack after singing the Tashkent papers, which had resolved the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. There have been theories that Shastri was murdered by poisoning, but no substantial evidence was ever presented to give the claims any heft. Vivek had posted a video on YouTube, and asked people to share any information that they might have regarding Shastri’s death. He had also lamented that no one writes or gives any special mention to Shastri anymore.
The movie is certainly ambitious, but its also a controversial topic that has been plagued with many conspiracy theories that point to many people. It would be interesting to see how Vivek chooses to present the story and how he ends it, if he makes the choice to accuse someone of Shastri’s murder of show it as a natural death. The actors he has assembled are all extraordinary, though, and can be depended to bring out the best in the characters and the story of the movie.
No release date has been announced till yet, but if the movie is yet to begin shooting, people should expect it to come out at the end of the year.
#News: Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak and Shweta Basu… Director Vivek Agnihotri commences shooting of his new film #TheTashkentFiles… Produced by Pranay Chokshi, Haresh Patel and Vivek Agnihotri.
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