Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah To Come Together for THIS quirky comedy-drama!
Known for her acclaimed performances and strong roles in women-oriented films, Vidya Balan was recently seen in Shakuntala Devi: The Human Computer. She has been busy with her next film, Sherni which is directed by Amit Masurkar and is set to stream directly on Amazon Prime Video.
As per a report, Vidya Balan has now signed her next project where she will be playing a lead in an evocative and quirky comedy-drama, to be directed by Tumhari Sulu director, Suresh Triveni. The film will also star Delhi-crime actress, Shefali Shah in a pivotal role.
This will be the first time that these two talent powerhouses will be seen sharing the screen. The film will be produced by Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment. This will be a second collaboration between the actor, Vidya Balan and director, Suresh Triveni, and also a third collaboration between the actor, Vidya Balan and producer, Vikram Malhotra.
The film is reportedly set in Mumbai and revolves about the social and economic contrast.
“It’s not surprising to see Suresh Triveni choosing Vidya Balan for his second directorial as well. Suresh is a die-hard fan of the actress and shares a special connection with her that goes back several years. Vidya was the first prominent Bollywood star the ad filmmaker had shot with when he came to Mumbai in 2004. After realizing the dream of working with her 13 years later with his directorial debut Tumhari Sulu in 2017, Suresh wanted to work with Vidya again and pitched this specific script that she immensely liked. Vikram Malhotra backing the film was yet another reason everything fell into place so quickly,” a source told Peeping Moon.
Vidya and Shefali are said to have signed the film. The film is in pre-production stage and is set to begin shooting from July this year.
Suresh Triveni apparently has signed a three film deal with Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment which includes an emotional thriller feature film and a web series, in addition to this project.