Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', which is scheduled to hit the theaters in September, opened the fifth edition of the Jagran Film Festival here at Siri Fort Auditorium on Saturday.
'Udaan' helmer Vikramaditya Motwane and Rahul Bhat, who stars in 'Ugly', were present at the venue, along with film directors Subhash Ghai, Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha and National award winning director Hansal Mehta.
Model turned actor Bhat, who stars in the movie, explained to the viewers, "The beautiful thing about this movie is that it is made how it was supposed to be made as it is based on a true incident."
The movie, also starring Ronit Roy in the lead, is a psychological thriller, written and directed by Anurag Kashyap which will hit the screens later this year on September 19.
The film was also screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It also opened the 2014 New York Indian Film Festival.
Basant Rathore, Vice President, Jagran Group said, "This year, the fifth edition of the Jagran Film Festival presents a special section 'Cinema and Uprising' with a clutch of seven very special films. Freedom of human spirit has been a subject close to 'The Jagran Philosophy' always and when we were deciding on the festival content, we chose this subject and the films made around this theme."
The Jagran Film Festival will travel to 14 cities across the country including Lucknow, Ranchi, Kanpur, Bhopal, Agra and will conclude in Mumbai.