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Nandita Das’ next film on flesh trade

MUMBAI: Nandita Das’ directorial debut Firaaq, based on the 2002 communal riots, won her much acclaim from all quarters. It won three awards at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore, the Special Prize at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival and an award at the Kara Film Festival.


After a short sabbatical, the director is back to helm another sensitive subject - that of human trafficking in her new film, Trafficking.


Trafficking tells the story of three sex workers from India, Nigeria and Ukraine. The film is written by Siddharth Kara for producers Luca Guadagnino of First Sun Pictures in Italy and Elizabeth Stanley who were pretty impressed with Das’ directorial debut.


Says Das, "The producers approached me at the end of last year and we have been in serious talks since then. I met the writer, Siddharth Kara, in London earlier this year and have been giving my inputs for the next draft of the script. The producers are well aware of Vihaan in my life and sensitive to it."


The pre-production of the film will start after March next year and will go on the floors after a couple of months thereafter.

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