Assam actor Adil Hussain, who has been nominated for the best actor category for Norway’s top national movie award Amanda for his role in ‘What Will People Say’, is all set to act in his first Khasi language feature film.

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Hussain will play a role in the film ‘Lorni’ to be directed by Wanphrang Diengdoh which ‘deals with the things of cultural value that are disappearing from Shillong’.

Speaking about the film, Adil Hussain said, “The name of the film is Lorni in Khasi. In English, it’s called Flaneur. Lorni in Khasi means that someone who tries to find out what’s going on… It’s a story of a private investigator who gets no job in Shillong. So he waits for someone would come asking for little things.”

Hussain also conducted a workshop in Shillong with the co-actors of the film. The film will be shot from July 15 in various locations in Shillong and neighbouring areas. Speaking about his role in the film, he said that it’s about finding cultural heritage.

“He (protagonist) is investigating something which has cultural value and in the process he finds out about his personal root as well as concept of outsider and insider and the value of cultural heritage…and all those things,” Hussain added.

This is director Wanphrang Diengdoh’s first feature film who is known for his documentaries. Appreciating the approach of the director, Adil said that Wanphrang is a very well read and learned guy.

“I’m very much looking forward to start shooting the film from July 15. I just completed a workshop with the co-actors in Shillong. Later I drove to Cherrapunjee which is amazingly beautiful…this is the graceful version of Scotland,” Hussain added.

On his nomination for the best actor award, Adil Hussain said that it’s very satisfying. Before that, Adil who played the role of a doting yet controlling father in the film ‘What Will People Say’ has already won the Kanon Award at Kosmorama film festival, which is Norway’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.

His two latest films ‘Aahare Mon’ and ‘Maati’ in Bengali have also been accepted well by the viewers and critics.

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