New Delhi: Director Vivek Agnihotri is taking no chances with his debut production "Freedom". He is planning to conduct workshops here for the cast of the political thriller.
Agnihotri has directed films like "Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal" and "Hate Story" in the past. He has ventured into production with "Freedom" and is making it under his banner Durgamaaya Productions.
The film is said to be a realistic and rustic take on Indian politics. It has an ensemble cast, which has been kept under wraps as of now. Since the movie aims to unfold the events in India from 1970s to 2000, the filmmaker wants the actors to attend workshops to get clued in to their roles.
"Vivek is planning to conduct workshops in Delhi where the actors will be confined to a room so that they can get into the skin of the character," said a source.
"The political thriller promises to give a blow-by-blow account of modern day India during the last three decades, beginning from the time of emergency declared in 1975 by then prime minister Indira Gandhi till date," added the source.
The story of "Freedom", which will go on floors in October, has been penned by Agnihotri himself, while the screenplay has been jointly written by him and Rohan Malhotra.