Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao, who won million of hearts with his performance in his last venture ‘Stree’, has reportedly signed a new horror comedy film. His upcoming project will be helmed by ‘Fukrey’ director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.
On the other hand, it seems like Dinesh Vijan’s nuptial won’t keep the producer away from making the announcement of his upcoming projects. If the reports are to be believed, Vijan’s Maddock Films has once again team up with B-Town’s one of the finest actor Rajkummar Rao.
While ‘Stree’ starred Shraddha Kapoor opposite to Rajkummar in the lead, the actress of the next project is still under cover.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took the news to his twitter and confirmed it. Giving out details of the upcoming project of Rajkummar, he even mentioned it in his twitter post as ‘official’ announcement.
#Stree producer Dinesh Vijan joins hands with #Fukrey director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba… The duo will *jointly produce* a horror-comedy… Stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma… Official announcement: pic.twitter.com/fvLGi0HpA6
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 17, 2018
We have learnt from a close source that Rajkummar will be seen in a small-town goon’s character. While we have seen the actor in a ladies tailor’s character in his last film ‘Stree’, here reportedly Rao will essay the character of a goon and we are sure that he will be riveting as his earlier characters.
The horror-comedy also features ‘Fukrey’ actor Varun Sharma and is expected to go on floor by early next year.
Though the name of this upcoming horror-comedy is still kept under wrapped by the makers, a close source to the development has revealed that the project will be filmed in Muradabad and Uttar Pradesh.
The film revolves around the story of two village idiots, who get stuck in a frightful situation but their full-hardy shenanigans never leaves the hope.
Talking about the film, director Mrigdeep said that Raj and Varun are a ‘stellar combination’ that nobody has explored till the date.
“Though Rajkummar has proved his comic timing in films like ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Stree’, here he will have to shed every bit of himself to get into the skin of this self-proclaimed village hero, who is actually a fool,” added the director.
While makers are still haunting for the female face, producer Dinesh Vijan informed that much like ‘Stree’, the female character will be the focal point and game changer for the film.
The makers also revealed that if everything goes on track they are all set to release it in early 2020, may be in January.
Meanwhile, Rajkummar’s ‘Stree’ received several awards at the recently-held Star Screen Awards 2018. While Rao won the Best Popular Actor Male award for the film, Amar Kaushik, the director of the film won Most Promising Debut Director award. ‘Stree’ also bagged the Best Film Award. The horror-com movie also starred Pankaj Tripathi who earned the Best Supporting Male award.
For the uninitiated, Rajkummar has three movies in his bag presently, including Mouni Roy starrer ‘Made in China’, Kangana starrer ‘Mental Hai Kya’ and ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’.
But we are eagerly waiting for Rajkummar and Dinesh Vijan’s next Horror-com venture.