Actor Adil Hussain, who has amazed Indian audience with films like Mukti Bhawan recently revealed his reason to sign Maati. In an interview to an English daily, Adil said, “When Leena Gangopadhyay was reading out the script to me, I felt there is so much of truth in the story. I asked her if that's her story and she said yes. The script of Maati really moved me." Maati is about one's search for her root. It also explores the after-effect of the partition that is also bare by the new generation.