“Love Sonia,” a film based on child trafficking, by “Slumdog Millionaire” producer Tabrez Noorani, will feature Richa Chadda with Freida Pinto. David “Life of Pi” Womark will be producing this Indo-American venture. The film is scheduled to go on floors Apr. 24 and is slated to release in 2017. According to reports, the film also stars Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee.
Chadda, in a press release, said: “I am delighted that I can be a part of this project. I really believe in the content, and I can say that this film is being made for the right reasons. I am honored to be a part of such a talented international team.”
The film is based on real-life incidents, and the story revolves around Sonia, a young girl from a village, who gets sold by her father for money. After her disappearance, her sister Preeti goes on a mission to find her and falls into the vicious world of sex trafficking.
The film will be shot mostly in Mumbai with parts being shot in Los Angeles. Two of the world’s largest anti-trafficking NGO’s — Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking and Apne Aap Woman Worldwide — have lent their support to the film.