Bollywood actors, Akshay Oberoi and Plabita Borthakur are all set to star in the upcoming project ‘Chhote Nawab’.
The film is set in Lucknow and has gone on floors from this month.
The story follows the coming of age of a Muslim teenage boy who arrives from London to his hometown in India for the first time and develops a deep crush on his rebellious cousin sister. His pursuit backs the ugly layers of patriarchy and classism that pervade the culture of his traditional Muslim family.
Akshay who received critical acclaim for his 2017 film ‘Gurgaon’ was seen in the recently released film ‘Kaalakaandi’ along with Saif Ali Khan.
“My role in Chhote Nawab is an exciting one. The trajectory of the character I am playing is one that encompasses a gamut of human emotions and when set against an interesting social fabric of a traditional Muslim family, it becomes all the more interesting,” said Oberoi.
This is the next film for Plabita Borthakur after the runaway hit ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’.
The film is being directed by Kumud Chaudhury and produced by Yoodlee Films.
Kumud said,”Chhote Nawab is a story of a family set in a small town, but I feel it strongly relatable to people all over.