Starring Raj Kumar, the hugely admired Kai Po Che! star, Shahid is based on the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was killed in 2010 by unidentified assailants in his office. From attempting to become a terrorist, to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law, to becoming a champion of human rights, Shahid traces the inspiring personal journey of a boy who became an unlikely messiah for human rights. A classic underdog story, Shahid has been called truly inspirational by those who have seen the film at several world film festivals.
Shahid has traveled to several film festivals including Toronto, Dubai and Mumbai and has wowed audiences the world over. Hansal won the best director at New York Indian Film Festival and at the Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart. Shahid had a World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2012 (TIFF 2012), Centerpiece at New York Indian Film Festival and Centerpiece at Chicago South Asian Film Festival. Produced by UTV Spotboy, Sunil Bohra and Anurag Kashyap, Shahid is set to release on October 18.