Filmmaker Deepa Mehta signs Freida Pinto for her next

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is presently in the news for her multiple award-winning documentary film ‘I Am Sirat’, is set to begin work on her next project. The renowned filmmaker has teamed up with actress Freida Pinto for her next, which is the film adaptation of author Avni Doshi’s novel, “Burnt Sugar”.

Confirming the same, Mehta said, “I am currently working on a feature film based on Avni Doshi’s novel, Burnt Sugar which is set in Pune. I am thrilled to be working with Freida Pinto, who is attached to star and produce.”

Pinto will reportedly play the role of Antara in the film which revolves around the relationship between a mother and her daughter. The team will commence filming next year in Pune in a start-to-finish schedule, as per reports. In 2016, Pinto and Mehta were invited by the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be its members.

Meanwhile, Mehta is riding high on the success of ‘I Am Sirat’ which has won several awards and accolades from all around the world. The excited filmmaker said, “After our World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, we had screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival. These were followed by our International Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in competition.”

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