Indian film `Jal` selected for Busan film festival

Mumbai: Actor-turned-director Girish Malik`s debut film `Jal` is all set to have its world premiere at Busan international film festival, which runs from October 3-12.

Malik`s debut film is among the 12 other entries that will feature in festival`s `New Currents` segment.

`Jal` is based on the universal issue of water scarcity and tells the story of a water diviner (a person who can find water in the desert), Bakka who lives in a remote village in Rann of Kutch.

The film stars Purab H Kohli, Kirti Kulhari, Tannishtha Chatterjee and half-German, half-Russian model & actress Saidah Jules.

The film, produced by One World Films Pvt Ltd, has a beautiful music score by Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh.

The story is by writer Rakesh Mishra, who has co-written the screenplay with Malik.

The director, Girish Malik can be recalled as popular television actor from the days of Banegi Apni Baat & Tara. He has earlier produced & directed some popular TV shows like Rishtey- love stories and Mission Fateh.

The film is slated to be released all over India this year after its world premiere at Busan.

Girish acted in serials like `Tara`, `Banegi Apni Baat`, `Suhana Safar` and `Yeh Kanhan Aa Gaye Hum` before turning to direction.