Starlet Jacqueline Fernandez was in the news when she was roped in for the upcoming Netflix crime thriller ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’. However, there was ample speculation regarding the male characters in the film. In a recent development, Manoj Bajpayee and Mohit Raina have been cast in the forthcoming project.
The film, which starts Fernandez in the lead, is being produced by Farah Khan. Speaking about the opportunity, Bajpayee said, “It has been a couple of years since our short film ‘Kriti’ created quite a massive buzz in the digital world. Loved every moment on the set with Shirish Kunder as a director.”
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He continued, “When Shirish reached out to me with this role in ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’, I couldn’t delay in saying yes to it as I found the script quite engaging. This is my first film with Netflix and it has been a memorable journey with them. And about the film, as Shirish says, ‘What you see is not necessarily what you get’.”
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Raina, who gained acclaim after playing Mahadev on TV and made his profile stronger with ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and the recently released web-series ‘Kaafir’ is also making his debut with Netflix.
“I have had a fantastic experience bringing a conflicted character to life in ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’ and his dynamic with the other characters in the film only adds to the mystery surrounding him. This is my first film with Netflix and the idea of reaching over 149 million people across the world at one go is truly overwhelming. I have had a blessed year and want to present the best yet with this film,” he said.
Manoj Bajpayee is a critically acclaimed actor and was recently seen in Bhonsle, a film Bajpayee co-produced. The film is about a retired Mumbai cop who befriends a North Indian girl and its first look was revealed at Cannes 2018.
The film will mark Fernandez’s foray into the digital entertainment space. “Super stoked to announce my new Netflix original ‘Mrs Serial Killer’ is coming soon. This is going to be fun,” she had tweeted earlier. ‘Mrs Serial Killer’ is slated to be released on the streaming platform later this year.