Actor Ishtiyak Khan, who starred in Ludo, has written and directed his first feature film, Shadow of Othello, which he also stars in alongside Sanjay Mishra, Vikram Kotcher and Vishwanath Chatterjee. Inspired by his hit play, the film was written with Pankaj Tripathi in mind, but Khan took on the lead role. Khan hopes the film will change the perception of him among makers, saying "now it?s time to up the game!" He has also recently shot for multiple projects in Lucknow, including Capsule Gill with Akshay Kumar and web series Commando.
The festival will also witness other films from the country including ‘Abhijan’ by Parambrata Chattopadhyay, ’Aprajito’ by Anik Dutta, ‘Gargi’ a Tamil film by Gautam Ramachandran featuring Sai Pallavi.