- Kathal is backed by Netflix, producer Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms Ltd.
- Kathal is an original tale set in the heart of India
- Sanya Malhotra will play a cop character for the first time in the upcoming film Kathal
The streaming platform Netflix announced on Saturday that it has hired Bollywood actor Sanya Malhotra for its next film “Kathal”.
The female-led comedy-drama is the directorial debut of Yashowardhan Mishra, who also wrote the film with veteran writer Ashok Mishra.
Set in a small town, “Kathal” revolves around a local politician whose prized jackfruits (kathals) go missing and a young policeman named Mahima (Malhotra) is adamant to solve this bizarre case to prove himself.
The film is backed by Netflix, producer Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms Ltd.
Monga, CEO of Sikhya Entertainment, said his company always strives to produce unique, entertaining and heartwarming content that stands out. She also said they were excited to collaborate with Malhotra, Netflix, and Balaji Telefilms on “Kathal.”
“Yashowardhan and Ashok Mishra, the writers and imaginative minds behind ‘Kathal’ have drawn us into its magical world and we can’t wait for it to come to life for all to enjoy,” Monga said in a statement.
Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, co-producer and executive vice-president of Balaji Telefilms, said that after the success of last year’s “Pagglait”, which starred Malhotra, they are delighted to partner again with Sikhya and Netflix. to tell stories with an Indian heart for a global audience. .
“At Balaji Motion Pictures, our goal is to continue to tell genre-bending, entertaining and contextual stories. ‘Kathal’ is one of those original tales set in the heart of India and headlined by the talented Sanya Malhotra. Yashowardhan’s take on this bizarre true story is full of humor and introspection,” said Kapoor Sheikh.
“Kathal” also stars Anant Joshi, best known for playing the lead role of Bhaskar Tripathi in the ALTBalaji web series “Virgin Bhasskar.”