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Actress Freida Pinto and veteran actor Anupam Kher will star in the directorial debut of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ producer Tabrez Noorani’s ‘Love Sonia’.

It is a real-life inspired drama about sex trafficking. The film tells the brave story of Sonia, a young Indian village girl whose life changes when she is entrapped in the vicious global sex trade network.

“Happy and proud to be part of this amazing international film ‘Love Sonia’ dir by Tabrez Noorani,” (sic) Kher posted on Twitter. According to ‘Deadline’ newcomer Mrunal Thakur will play the title character in ‘Love Sonia’, which will also feature American actor Paul Dano, Manoj Bajpai, Richa Chaddha, Adil Hussain, Rajkummar Rao and Sai Tamhankar.

The film is written by Ted Caplan and Alkesh Vaja. Noorani said he spent years developing the script including personally participating in rescue missions with NGOs in both India and Hong Kong.

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