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Torch Light story needs to be told: Sada

Posted April 17th, 2018, 10:37 AM IST

Torch Light story needs to be told: Sada

Director Abdul Majid, who did Vijay's Tamizhan, seems to be a happy man these days. Apparently, actress Sada who had worked with the likes of Ajith and Vikram is making a comeback after a long hiatus with his female-centric film Torch Light.

The once biggie, perhaps taking a cue from Nayanthara, will be launching her own banner soon and her first production will be a film directed by Majid. Informed sources say she was highly impressed with Majid’s work and the new film will also have a social relevance.




Torch Light has a sensitive subject as it talks about sex workers on the highways and their sad plight. Talking to DC, Majid reveals, “Torch Light is a film which would definitely create awareness among the masses and expose how poor girls are sexually exploited and are used as a ‘commodity’. Since the film has a huge message to impart, understanding that such stories need to be told, Sada came forward and gave her nod for the challenging role after I spoke to close to 40 heroines. All of them were apprehensive to act as a hooker”.

Riythvika of Madras fame will also be seen as a call girl, says a source. A period film set in ’90s, Majid claims that he has done extensive research on the subject. To bring out the real situation (how the girls are forced into the trade) he has recorded the words of witnesses who still live in the villages on the highways.

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