Anil Kapoor to star in Santoshi-directed Partition film

Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor has teamed up with director Rajkumar Santoshi for a movie based on 1947 Partition.

Kapoor and Santoshi have previously worked together in `Pukar` (2000) and `Lajja` (2001). Their third project is based on the Indo-Pak Partition drama and the 53-year-old actor has been roped in to play the lead role.

"I am doing a film based on 1947 Partition. It is a very dramatic film. I am working on it. It is too early to talk about the actors that I have on my wish list for this film except Anil Kapoor. He is playing a powerful character," Santoshi said.

Santoshi, however, did not elaborate on Kapoor`s character.

The film is reportedly an adaptation of the play, `Jis Lahore Nahi Dekhya Woh Jamiya Hi Nahin`.

"The film will have a universal message - promoting harmony in times of intolerance," said Santoshi without disclosing further details.

Meanwhile, Santoshi is looking forward to the release of his directional venture, Shahid Kapoor-starrer `Phata Poster Nikhla Hero`, which will hit the theatres on September 20.


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