Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao are probably the new-age Jodi of Bollywood which has created a niche for parallel and content driven cinema, with their latest collaboration Omerta, hitting all the right notes with audience, the filmmaker-actor duo are nothing but overwhelmed with such amazing response.
'Omerta' is based on the life of British Born Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh, helmed by Hansal Mehta and stars Rajkumar Rao in the role. The film explores the 1994 kidnappings of Westerners in India for which Omar was arrested and served time in prison and the plotting of murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta just took to his social media and shared a candid still with Rajkummar Rao and wrote, “Thank you for the outpouring of appreciation. #Omerta was a difficult journey but a very satisfying journey. We were very happy making it. Glad I'm alive to witness the overwhelming love it is receiving. It gives us strength for the forward journey. Love to the entire team”
Actor Rajkummar Rao also replied to the same and wrote, “To Many more sir. #Overwhelmed by the response our labour of love #Omerta is getting. Thank you @ZEE5Premium for your support”
The film also features Rajesh Tailang, Rupinder Nagra and Keval Arora in key roles. Film has been co written by actor Mukul Dev who has done detailed research about the character. Film is streaming on ZEE5 and it surely demands a watch super soon!
Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao’s next collaboration is Chhalaang, which is a social black comedy drama, also starring Nushrat Bharucha.
It is produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg and Bhushan Kumar. The plot is set in a small town of Uttar Pradesh.