Watch trailer: Rajkummar Rao is evil mastermind terrorist in 'Omerta'

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Mar 14, 2018, 09:53 AM(IST)

A still from Omerta trailer. (Source: YouTube) Photograph:( Others )

Indian actor Rajkummar Rao who has earned for himself a tag for being an experimental actor is back with what he does best -- experiment. 

Seen next in Hansal Mehta's action-packed film based on a real-life incident titled Omerta, Rajkummar will next be seen portraying the role of British-Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh. The trailer of the film released today while the poster was released just two days back. 

Watch the trailer: 

Speaking about the film at a media event, director Hansal Mehta said, "Omertà takes a look at this complex paradox of a man called Omar Saeed Sheikh. It was a difficult subject to choose and a challenge to make. However, with an actor like Rajkummar, no challenge seems insurmountable and this was the ideal film to hurtle us out of our comfort zone to make something that is uncomfortable. But that is the burden of truth - it is uncomfortable and it must be faced. The film looks at what it means to be a fundamentalist and for someone to pick up a gun with the intent of killing in return for an afterlife in Paradise. I want to leave the viewer with a sense of awe, disgust, hate, surprise and let them examine the ramifications of these events on their lives today." 

Playing the role of a character who is visibly negative (being one of the deadliest terrorists of our times), Rajkummar at the event said, “Omertà is among the most researched films that I have worked on till date. We actually visited some of the places frequented by Omar in London during his transformation from an LSE graduation student to becoming this deadly terrorist. I needed to feel and touch this man’s past - to ingest him. It was not an easy journey for me to take. With Omertà and Hansal Sir, we have a combination that will probably leave you stunned. There will be this moment of shock and silence as the end credits roll."

Omertà follows the life story of one of the most dreaded terrorists, Omar Saeed Sheikh. The film has been shot in London and India while recreating Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

The film is produced by Nahid Khan and directed by Hansal Mehta. It will release on April 20, 2018.



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