The U.S.-Indian production stars Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Mark Duplass, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher and Adil Hussain. Director Tabrez Noorani will attend the opening with some of the talent. The film revolves around two sisters forced into prostitution in Mumbai.
The ninth edition of the fest closes June 29 at BFI Southbank with the U.K. premiere of “Venus,” helmed by Aisha Marjara. It is the story of transgender person who discovers, on the eve of surgery, about the existence of a son. The central gala is “T for Taj,” about a roadside vendor on the road to the Taj Mahal who gets tourists to teach the illiterate local kids in exchange for free food. Kireet Khuranna directs and Aki Falkner stars.