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Produced by Manish Mundra and starring Rajkummar Rao, the film revolves around a young government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town. It portrays how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.
Pankaj played Aatma Singh, a cynical Central Reserve Poilce Force officer, in the critically acclaimed film. It was selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2018, but didn't make it to the final shortlist.
He said Pankaj's performance was largely ignored by the press. Kapur felt the main character would not have been as strong without the supporting role.
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