Mumbai: The first poster of Harry Sachdeva and Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd’s 31st October is out.
Directed by the National award winning filmmaker Shivaji Lotan Patil and starring Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan, the first poster sees Vir sporting a beard look.
For the role, Vir grew and maintained his beard and also sports a turban so that he fits well in the role of a Sikh. He learnt Punjabi and read about the Sikh culture. The actor had also gained about 8 kgs. He has a very different look in the film which has never been seen before.
Vir Das says, “Devender is a simple man from Tilak Nagar (Delhi). It took a lot of work to get the look and role right. I put on weight to look like a healthy Delhi Punjabi, grew a beard for many months and took Punjabi diction classes for months. This isn’t the kind of film you would normally see me in. The response at festivals across the world has been amazing.”
31st October is an edge-of-the-seat thriller featuring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das, based on the day – (31st October 1984) Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, which completely shook the political scenario of the country and changed things forever for a particular community.
Produced by Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd and Harry Sachdeva and directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, 31st October stars Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das in the lead roles along with Dayashankar Pandey, Vineet Sharma, Deep Raj Rana, Raj Saluja, Nagesh Bhosle and Sezal Sharma.