‘Lucknow Central’ first look: Farhan Akhtar is Qaidi no 1821

The first look of Farhan Akhtar starrer ‘Lucknow Central’ was released online. In the film, the actor-filmmaker plays a prisoner, named, Kishan Mohan Girhotra and he is qaidi no.1821. The poster shows Kishan holding a nameplate of him mentioning his name, prisoner no and date.

Farhan captioned the first look as#Ye hai Kishan Mohan Girhotra .. jail mein isse ???? bulaate hain.#LucknowCentral #firstlook #15september2017

Lucknow Central, produced by Nikkhil Advani and directed by Ranjit Tiwari, is set against the backdrop of a jail. The film revolves around prisoner Kishan, who aspires to be a Bhojpuri singer. Popular Bhojpuri actor, Ravi Kishan will be seen in a cameo.

Nikkhil told PTI, "Ranjit came to me with a newspaper article about five inmates who wanted to escape prison and created a band. What happened subsequently to them and what is still going on is the story. It is inspired by a true story and it is a fascinating tale."

The film also stars Diana Penty and it is set to hit the screens on September 15.