Lakshmi is an upcoming 2014 drama film directed by, Nagesh Kukunoor. The film deals with the harsh realities of human trafficking and child prostitution, which continue behind closed curtains in rural areas of India. The film is expected to release on January 17, 2014. Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she struggles to survive with the help of the other girls and her own will to never give in. Cast :- --------------------------------------- Monali Thakur as Lakshmi Satish Kaushik as Reddy Ram Kapoor as Avinash Shefali Shetty as Jyoti Nagesh Kukunoor as Chinna The film is produced by both Nagesh Kukunoor, his long-time collaborator Elahe Hiptoola who worked with him on all his films since Dor, and also by renowned actor Satish Kaushik. Kaushik stated the marketing campaign for the film was geared towards keeping "in tandem with the theme of the movie." The producers are planning to have private screenings of the film for Non-Governmental Organizations to promote awareness of the heinous crimes depicted in the film. They also hoped the film would be backed and sponsored by actor Salman Khan, who runs his own personal NGO called Being Human. The trailer for the film was released on October 21, 2013.