Soha Ali Khan to play a Sikh mother in October 31st. Based on the Anti Sikh Riots
Soha Ali Khan is going to play the protagonist in a film that is based on the 1984 Anti Sikh riots that happened in Delhi.
Now it is Soha’s turn to do novel roles that satisfy her as an actor, like her brother, Bollywood Superstar Saif Ali Khan who has done off beat roles in movies like Being Cyrus and Omkara which fetched him high critical acclaim.The movie based on Delhi riots, titled as October 31st, is a high intensity drama that will reflect a socio political era of India. The title of the film is inspired from the date of Indira Gandhi assassination. As an actor Soha thinks that the role is challenging and it taps her potential to the maximum.
Soha tells about the film, ” the film will focus on the 24 hours post the assassination of the former Prime Minister of India and is inspired by a real life incident.”
In October 31st, Soha is playing a Sikh mother of two children. The realistic and gritty film that ventures into a highly controversial episode of Indian politics is directed by National Award winner Shivaji Patil. Patil has won national award for Best Direction for his film Dhag.
As October 31st is a very controversial subject, the rest of the details about the storyline are not released yet, but the film will be shot in Hindi.