‘The Tashkent Files’: Meet the terrific ensemble cast of this Vivek Agnihotri directorial

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Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is gearing up for the trailer release of his upcoming film ‘The Tashkent Files’, a thriller film based on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The film stars terrific actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Pallavi Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajesh Sharma and Shweta Basu Prasad.

The trailer of the film will be out on March 25. Now ahead of the trailer release, Vivek shared the character poster of his film’s cast.

In the film Pallavi Joshi will be seen as Aiysha Ali Shah, Pankaj Tripathi as Gangaram Jha, Shweta Basu Prasad as Raagini Phule, Mithun Chakraborty as Shyam Sundar Tripathi. And Naseeruddin Shah will be playing PKR Natrajan.

Revealing about his film, Vivek told PTI, “On January 10, 1966, Shastri had signed the Tashkent Agreement and hours later he died. A death mystery unsolved till date. Was it a heart attack or poison? The truth of the biggest coverup has been denied to his family and us. Immediately after his death, the family members of Shastri officially requested a post-mortem to the then acting Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda, but to no avail.”

He added further, “The family also had requested former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, but was not heeded to once again,”

‘The Tashkent Files’ also features Vinay Pathak, Mandira Bedi, Ankur Rathee and Prakash Belawadi in pivotal roles. It will hit the silver screens on April 12.

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