Kriti Sanon is all set to play the lead in director Rahul Dholakia‘s yet untitled thriller after the success of Luka Chuppi. The film is being produced by Sunir Kheterpal for Azure Entertainment. The film, scheduled to go on floors this August, will be shot in a start to finish single schedule. The film will be ready for the release in early 2020.
The film is taking forward Azure’s game-changing endeavours in the thriller genre. The film draws inspirations from real stories through a fictional set-up in Mumbai. Earlier this year, Sunir produced Badla in collaboration with Red Chillies, which was a worldwide blockbuster starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee and Amrita Singh. Azure has recently produced two back-to-back content driven blockbusters – Badla and Kesari.
The project marks the first collaboration between Azure and Rahul, who last directed Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. Rahul is co-producing the film as well.
“Azure pitched this idea to me which was being developed and all of us realized that there was an exciting, real-time thriller format that this story lends itself to. This is a cracker of a script and Kriti is the ideal choice for the protagonist.”
“I have been waiting for the right female-driven thriller to come my way and this film ticked all the boxes and has all the elements of a commercial film. It’s an entertainer that has a powerful core idea and will connect with the audiences without being preachy about the subject. I play a media professional for which the research has already started and I am looking forward to beginning this journey in August.”
“It is a delight to package this subject with Rahul and Kriti. We will start shooting in August and the Film will be readied for release in first half of 2020. The Film is in pre-production with Rahul, Kriti and the team doing a week long workshop in end July before embarking on a start to finish schedule in August. The core idea behind this taut thriller has excited all of us.”
A top VFX Studio is being brought in from South Korea since it’s a VFX heavy film.
The film is being written by author Bilal Siddiqi, whose novel, The Bard of Blood is being adapted into a series for Netflix.
Sunir is also producing and directing Jeethu Joseph‘s Bollywood debut film starring Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala and Anurag Kashyap‘s helmed thriller starring Taapsee Pannu towards end of 2019. Kriti has three more releases this year including Arjun Patiala with Diljit Dosanjh, Housefull 4 with Diljit Dosanjh and Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat with Arjun Kapoor.