NEW DELHI: Bollywood filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday announced his next directorial feature titled ‘Faraaz’, a taut action-thriller depicting the Holey Artisan cafe attack that shook Bangladesh in July 2016. The Hansal Mehta directorial is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks along Mahana Films – Sahil Saigal Sakshi Bhatt and Mazahir Mandasaurwala. This ambitious collaboration between Mehta, Sinha and Bhushan Kumar chronicles the events that took place on the night of July 1, 2016, in Dhaka where five young militants ravaged the upscale cafe and held over 50 people as hostages for nearly 12 dreadful hours.
Hansal said, “Faraaz is a story of deep humanity and its ultimate triumph in the face of violent adversity. While it is based on true events, it is also a deeply personal story that I’ve held close to my heart for nearly three years.”