Sanya Malhotra has been revealed as the lead of the upcoming Netflix film ‘Kathal’, alongside Anant Joshi. The exact release date is yet to be announced.
The film has been co-produced by Netflix, Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms. Malhotra will return to the platform after being lauded for her performance in Ludo, Pagglait and Meenakshi Sundareshwar.
It serves as the directorial debut of Yashowardhan Mishra, who has also written the film alongside award-winning writer Ashok Mishra.
Kathal’s official synopsis reads: “This woman-led dramedy, set in a small town, revolves around a local politician whose prized jackfruits (Kathals) go missing and a young police officer- Mahima, played by Sanya Malhotra, who is adamant to solve this bizarre case to prove herself.”
Sikhya Entertainment CEO Guneet Monga shared: “At Sikhya Entertainment we strive to always produce unique, entertaining and heart warming content that stands out.
“We are absolutely thrilled to embark on another exciting journey with Sanya Malhotra and none better than with our partners, Balaji & Netflix. Helming this joyride of satire & comedy, titled Kathal is our director Yashowardhan Mishra. Yashowardhan & Ashok Mishra, the writers and imagineers behind Kathal roped us into its magical world from day one (& page one) and we can’t wait for it to come to life for everyone to enjoy!
“Kathal, like the fruit itself, will leave you with a sweet feeling that we’ll cherish in the coming times and we are so excited for everyone to see Sanya in a completely new avatar in this unconventional story.”
The film went on floors earlier this week and is expected to release soon on the platform.