Guwahati: After making the cut in Bollywood, actor Adil Hussain from Assam will play the leading role in upcoming Assamese film Sringkhal, which is based on a short story written by well-known Assamese playwright Bhabendra Nath Saikia.
Hussain is one of the few Assamese actors, who have been capable of draw the attention of Bollywood through his performances in movies English Vinglish and Agent Vinod. The actor, who has also acted in the movie ‘Life of Pi’, has given a new spark of hope to cine lovers of the northeast.
Though, Adil’s recent assignment in his home state will be the real test of his courage as he is going to act in a script written by much-admired writer Bhabendra Nath Saikia, who is known for his fondness of prominence human dilemmas in the Assamese society.
Prabin Hazarika, director of Sringkhal said that “Adil is eagerly waiting for the commencement of the shooting of Sringkhal. Despite his busy schedule, he has agreed to play the lead role in the film to help the Assamese film industry that is ailing due to the lack of a market.”
The film will emphasize the acute poverty of people in a village of Assam and how poverty impacts a lonely woman and her children in taking life decisions. The shooting will begin on November 27 and will be completed in the next 20 days.
The film is co-produced by the Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Limited with Preeti Saikia, Partha Pratim Bora, Sangeeta Saikia, Dipendra Patowary and Prabin Hazarika. Managing director of the corporation, Nazreen Ahmed said that it is comforting to see that the state government has been able to offer financial assist to filmmakers.