Love Sonia is creating waves at both inside the borders and beyond. The film, which is based on global sex trafficking, is all set for their world premiere which will take place at Europe's largest South Asian film festival, i.e. The Bagri London Indian Film Festival 2018. The festival will begin on June 21 and attending the premiere will be director Tabrez Noorani. The star cast which comprises of Mrunal Thakur, Richa Chadha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Sai Tamhankar and Riya Sisodiya will also be in attendance at the festival.
Tabrez Noorani, who will make his directorial debut with Love Sonia, was actually involved in a real-life rescue mission that took place in Hong Kong and India. Speaking about that and the film, he said "We were keen to make a project for a global platform which would speak volumes about an issue which is a terrible problem faced by almost every community, and which has not been adequately addressed. This movie attempts to cast light on this issue.”
"Both Tabrez and myself are proud to have Love Sonia open the Bagri London Indian Film Festival, Ang Lee has said that when there is a strong woman character in a story--it always grabs him. We are very fortunate in Love Sonia to tell the powerful story of a strong woman’s journey," added producer David Womark.
Co-producer, Amar Butala, too, shared his excitement, "It's an elated feeling to take your project to a world platform where you have people from different cultures get to see a global issue, opening Love Sonia at The Bagri London Film Festival is one such immense feeling which I am extremely proud of.”
Inspired by the true events, Love Sonia this is the shocking story of a young Indian village girl whose life is tumultuously and irrevocably changed when she gets entrapped in the global sex trade while trying to save the one person she is closest to, her sister Sonia. The film has been shot in Jaipur, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and will be released in India this September. The film has a strong ensemble cast comprising of Hollywood as well as Bollywood actors, including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Noorani is introducing Mrunal Thakur as the lead character, as well as Riya Sisodiya.