Critically acclaimed director Ritesh Batra's upcoming film 'Photograph' is set to have its European premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.
According to the festival's official website, the film will be presented under the 'Berlinale Special films' category at the Berlinale 2019.
Batra, known for narrating heartfelt stories with universal appeal, such as 'The Lunchbox' and 'Sense of an Ending', also shared the news on Twitter. He wrote, "Hello all, #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019."
Hello all, #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019
Berlinale Special Gala
von Ritesh Batra
mit Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh, Akash Sinha, Saharsh Kumar Shukla
— riteshbatra (@riteshbatra) January 17, 2019
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh too shared the news on Twitter, besides dropping a poster of the film.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 18, 2019
'Photograph' stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles and is jointly produced by India, Germany and USA-based companies. The film revolves around a struggling street photographer, played by Nawazuddin, who is pressured to marry by his grandmother. He convinces a shy stranger (Sanya) to pose as his fiancee.
The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before it goes to the Berlinale.
Apart from 'Photograph', Zoya Akhtar's upcoming hip hop drama 'Gully Boy' starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is also part of the 'Berlinale Special films'.