Sanya Malhotra, who was last seen in Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Photograph, will soon feature in Ekta Kapoor's Pagglait. The TV Czarina is co-producing the movie with Guneet Monga.
Monga, who won an Oscar in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category for producing "Period: End Of Sentence" last year, is among "the most relevant voices" in Indian cinema, said Ekta.
"Guneet is one of the most relevant voices in Indian cinema today. When I heard the very concept of the film, I knew we had to do this together," said Ekta.
As Ekta's banner Balaji Telefilms and Sikhya Entertainment, founded by Monga, decided to embark on the joint production, Monga said: "We are glad to bring a concept as quirky as 'Pagglait' on-screen with Sanya Malhotra leading the film, and a powerhouse like Balaji Telefilms backing this one. Our film tells the story of a young girl as she discovers her purpose and identity amidst looming questions about love and belonging in the neo-modern smalltown India."
On a related note, Sanya is also playing the role of Anupama Banerji in Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi.
(With IANS inputs)