The year of 2020 is looking good for the Bollywood movie connoisseurs as the legend of the industry Amitabh Bachchan and the dynamic Emraan Hashmi will be sharing the big screen space for the first time, for a mystery thriller, which is set to release on February 21, 2020. It is the first collaboration between Bachchan and Hashmi.
The currently-untitled film is helmed by Rumi Jaffrey. Speaking about the film, writer-director expressed his happiness on returning to direction with such an interesting storyline and getting two great actors Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi together. “A film is a collaborative effort and when you have one of the best actors in front of the camera and a veteran producer behind the lens supporting you and leading all creative efforts, then making the film is a fantastic experience,” Jaffrey stated.
Rumi had last directed the Akshaye Khanna and Mugdha Godse starrer, Gali Gali Chor Hai (2012) and God Tussi Great Ho (2008).
The untitled film is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Producer Anand Pandit said in a statement that he’s looking forward to the project with the two stars.
“My friendship with Mr Bachchan goes back a long way. I have not met any other actor who matches his skill and commitment. It is an honour to be a part of creating a film with him, and I have always admired Emraan’s body of work, so am looking forward to seeing him onscreen with the legend for the first time,” Pandit said.
Anand Pandit Motion Pictures has been at the forefront of successful, hit cinematic ventures such as Punchnama 2, Sarkar 3, Satyamev Jayate, Bazaar and the recent blockbuster Total Dhamaal.
Amitabh Bachchan’s last film, Badla, which also starred Taapsee Pannu, was a murder mystery. The film, helmed by Sujoy Ghosh and co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, has done well on the box office, having already made Rs 85 crores in India business.
#Badla biz at a glance...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 8, 2019
Week 1: ₹ 38 cr
Week 2: ₹ 29.32 cr
Week 3: ₹ 11.12 cr
Week 4: ₹ 5.25 cr
Weekend 5: ₹ 1.57 cr
Total: ₹ 85.26 cr
India biz. SUPER HIT.
The film will begin its first shooting schedule on May 10. While, other details of the film are yet to be revealed, the makers have confirmed that it will also star veteran actor Annu Kapoor.