A new Indian movie directed by Nabh Kumar Raju is raising eyebrows, because it features a cast of convicts.

The film-maker specifically asked for actors with criminal pasts when he started casting for HITLIST.

The stars of the new movie include a real-life thief, an actor with dubious connections to Mumbai's drug lords and a retired gun-for-hire mobster.

The star of the show, Amit Shivdas, will juggle the shooting schedule for the film around upcoming court hearings in Mumbai and Pune.