Actors Manoj Bajpayee and Gulshan Devaiah have been signed on to topline the forthcoming Hindi film Hinterland. Set in the wilderness of India, the movie will be produced by Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey.
The film will mount the shooting floor in 2019, after Honey Trehan wraps up his directorial debut Raat Akeli Hai, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in principal roles.
Hinterland will be helmed by debutant Rahil Patel, who has previously assisted Abhishek Chaubey on such movies as Dedh Ishqiya (2014), Udta Punjab (2016) and the forthcoming Sonchiraiya.
Talking about the film and his character in it, National film award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says, “Hinterland is a completely untold story about a community that has not been given due justice. In the film, I play a character who is torn between his love for his brother and his job, while also constantly struggling to survive. I have done a small but significant role in Abhishek’s Sonchiraiya besides being a big fan of his work. I have also known Honey for many years.”
Hinterland is an official selection in the 12th Film Bazaar Co-Production Market.