Sanjay Patel’s Union Leader has been generating a lot of buzz at international film festivals, and is ready for a mainstream release this month. In fact, Union Leader won for Best Film at the 10th Colombia George International (Angaelica) Film Festival, USA. The film features Rahul Bhat and Tillotama Shome in the lead roles. However, what is really interesting is that Union Leader includes many talented actors from the Gujarati film industry!
While praising the actors, Sanjay said,
“Rahul Bhat and Tillotama Shome are playing the lead roles and needless to say, both are very talented Bollywood actors. Besides lead actors, majority of the actors are from Gujarat who are not only talented but very experienced when it comes shooting in Gujarat. I watched a few Gujarati films prior to casting and I must say: there are a lot of talented actors in Gujarat who are not that popular at national level because of lack of opportunity to work in Hindi movies, but I’m hopeful that my film will change it.”
The story of Union Leader is inspired from real life events that filmmaker Sanjay Patel experienced as he worked as an engineer in chemical plants in India. It brights to light the plight of the workers trapped in an endless cycle of abuse and generational poverty. They become victims of the poor health and safety standards in Indian factories. The film is slated to release on 19th January, 2018.