Highway actor Randeep Hooda will next be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s thriller.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali Production banner is synonymous with grandeur and period dramas with blockbusters like Devdas and Bajirao Mastani.
This time Bhansali is switching things up and will produce a thriller. He cast the Once Upon a Time in Mumbai star Randeep Hooda as the protagonist.
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The Mumbai Mirror reports that Randeep will play a policeman in the film. This will be his first main role in a film after a long hiatus last year. Randeep was working on a movie about the Battle of Saragarhi for two to three years, which was later shelved. Akshay Kumar’s Kesari then raised the subject under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions banner.
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Bhansali is still working on a title and his thriller remains untitled for now.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, the film-maker and his crew will begin shooting the film in August.
The film will mark the debut of director Balwinder Singh Janjua. Previously Balwinder Singh Janjua wrote films like Mubarakan and Firangi, both of which are comedies.
Balwinder has been working on the script of this thriller for a long time. He recently started its pre-production.
Besides Bhansali’s film, Randeep Hoda has also been cast in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2. The sequel to Saif Ali Khan starrer Love Aaj Kal cast his daughter Sara Ali Khan in a key role opposite Kartik Aaryan.
Meanwhile, Bhansali’s other projects include the movie Inshallah with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. Inshallah marks Salman’s and Bhansali’s reunion after 20 years.
Inshallah release date is set for on Eid 2020.
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