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Footprints on Water: Adil Hussain, Antonio Aakeel to Star in the British Indian Feature

Actors Adil Hussain, Antonio Aakeel, Nimisha Bindu Sajayan, and Lena Kumar are set to star in the British Indian feature film Footprints on Waterwritten by Neetha Syam and directed by Nathalia Syam, Variety reported. 

Sharing the report on Twitter, Adil Hussain wrote, “This is a role that I am eagerly waiting to breath life into. Wish us luck please. Shooting starts in Birmingham in December. Director @nathaliasyam thank you @namanrs Smiling face with smiling eyes Collision symbol @Variety” 

On Friday, Nimisha Bindu Sajayan posted the article on her Instagram handle and captioned it as, “Verified @nathalia_syam  @neethasyam  @vaishallipaatil  @_adilhussain  @antonioaakeel  @lenasmagazine  Just can’t believe that I’m blessed to be a part of this wonderful team. ❤️” 

The actor also posted the first poster of the film and wrote, “Unveiling the first look poster of FOOTPRINTS ON WATER. DIRECTED BY @nathalia_syam PENNED BY @neethasyam DOP @alagappan__cinematographer, The Production Headquaters’ @tphquk upcoming British-Indian feature produced by Mohaan Naadar. @_adilhussain @antonioaakeel @lenasmagazine. Can’t wait to work with this very talented crew.”

According to the report, the film narrates the story of an illegal immigrant father in the UK (played by Adil Hussain) who is in search of his missing daughter while trying to avoid the police. The film showcases the lives of immigrants who arrive in the UK with the hope of better lives.

Lena Kumar portrays the character of Adil’s wife, Anveshanam, and stepmother of the missing girl (portrayed by Sajayan). Antonio Aakeel plays an Afghani refugee in the film. 


Bankrolled by Mohaan Nadaar’s London-based The Production Headquarters, the film will be shot in and around England’s Birmingham. The shooting will begin in December. The production company also has several other UK-India feature films, including upcoming film Rat on a Highwayfeaturing Randeep Hooda.

Hussain, known for his performance in Parchedlast appeared in the series Star Trek: Discovery. His upcoming release is Ram in 2021. 

Meanwhile, actor Sajayan made her acting debut in the Malayalam family drama Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017). Her other projects in the pipeline are One, Thuramukham, Malikand Jinn.