20-year-old Welsh beauty Banita Sandhu is set to make her Bollywood debut in the emotionally charged film ‘October’ by leading film director Shoojit Sircar. Banita stars alongside heart-throb Varun Dhawan in the film which releases on 13th April 2018.
Dan (Varun Dhawan) is a hotel management trainee, living the life of any carefree 21-year-old, revolving around a bunch of friends and fellow hotel interns who feed off each other’s everyday moments, ups and downs. Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), is one such intern at the same hotel, who at times is at the receiving end of Dan’s brash and often harsh tongue. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli’s lives together in a bond that’s unlike any other.
Sircar has earned a reputation across the world for insightful, intimate and extraordinary films, such as Vicky Donor, Piku and most recently Pink, that show the depth of human character, through both humour and exceptional storytelling and great cinematography.
Banita Sandhu, who is still in her final year at King’s College University in London, first met the legendary director whilst shooting a TV commercial in India says: “When Shoojit-sir mentioned that he’d like me to be in his next film, I knew I couldn’t say no. I hadn’t read the script but knew that he was truly an actor’s director and that I would be in safe hands. I couldn’t have asked for a better first film, first director and first co-star in Varun, who made me feel so very welcome and comfortable throughout the making of this amazing film. It has truly been a dream come true.”
October is produced by Rising Sun Films and Kino Works and will be distributed in the UK by Grand Showbiz Entertainment. It releases on April 13th 2018.