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Rajkummar Rao's 'Omerta' to release on April 20

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Hansal Mehta's "Omerta", starring Rajkummar Rao, will release on April 20 this year.

The film won accolades at the Toronto International Film Festival and Jio MAMI film festival last year.

The intense drama film is based on the life of British- born terrorist Saeed Sheikh, who was freed in exchange for passengers of a hijacked plane in 1999 and was later accused of killing Daniel Pearl.

Mehta had shown Omar's character in his 2013 film "Shahid", in a brief scene where he tries to brainwash Shahid Azmi, the film's protagonist. Interestingly, Rajkummar had played the role of in that film.

Mehta earlier collaborated with Rajkummar in three back- to-back -- "Shahid" (2013), "Citylights" (2014) and "Aligarh" (2015).

Mehta also served as the of "Bose: Dead/Alive", that featured Rajkummar in the lead.

The film is produced by and presented by Swiss Entertainment.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 18:40 IST