Actor Nushrratt Bharuccha is set to headline an upcoming drama thriller movie, titled 'Akelli', the makers announced Thursday.

The film will be directed by debutant filmmaker Pranay Meshram.

 Who earlier served as an assistant director on projects such as 'Queen' and 'Commando 3'.

Set in Iraq, 'Akelli' showcases how a person realizes her own capabilities in adverse situations.

Nitin Vaidya, the producer and founder of Dashami Studioz, said the company is thrilled to collaborate with Bharuccha.

Her (Bharuccha) character in this film symbolises a lone woman's battle against all odds.

 The film's subject is very different and as a storyteller Pranay has visualized each and every bit so well.

 That his conviction made us want to back this movie,Vaidya said in a statement.

Bharuccha most recently starred in social comedy "Janhit Mein Jaari". She will be next seen in "Ram Setu" and 'Selfiee'.