Bollywood tackles 'Honour Killings'
Avtar Bhogal's production, which has started shooting in Slough, spans three generations and features actors from the UK, India and Pakistan.
Bollywood veterans Prem Chopra and Gulshan Grover will be joined on screen by British born Sandeep Singh as well as Pakistani pair Zara Sheikh and Jawed Sheikh.
Grover claimed that the film could help to influence attitudes in the Asian community if it proves to be a commercial success.
He told the BBC: "No-one wants a film with a message, whereas if the viewership is larger and more people are watching something and a message is slid into it then it's far more effective."
Honour Killings is scheduled for release next spring.