Shakti to play Laila’s ‘mur­derer’ in next

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Ac­tor Shakti Kapoor (left) will be seen play­ing the role of mur­derer Parvez Taq in the short film made on model-ac­tor

Laila Khan (right). Di­rected by Rakesh Sawant, the movie is a seven-minute short film that will trace the story of the sen­sa­tional mur­der case of Laila Khan, her mother and her sib­lings in 2011. Play­ing the role of Parvez Taq left Shakti drained, he says.

“I have played many neg­a­tive roles but this one left me in shivers. The killings in the movie were so grotesque that I was un­able to come out of the im­pact for a re­ally long time,” says Shakti.

The film­mak­ers are also plan­ning to show the movie at film fes­ti­vals. “We in­tend to show­case our movie at Cannes and other film fes­ti­vals in the com­ing year. Peo­ple will re­ally en­joy the thriller be­cause ev­ery­one has done a lot of hard work in the short film,” says Shakti.

Rakesh Sawant di­rected Laila Khan in his di­rec­to­rial ven­ture Wafa: A Deadly Love Story, along with Ra­jesh Khanna in 2008. Shot in As­sam, the role of Laila is be­ing played by new­comer Jaya Thakur.

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