Director Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming project with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan might not have a title yet but the team has decided to take the film on floors in end of January, reveals producer Prerna Arora.
Prerna’s KriArj Entertainment is one of the producers on the film besides Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures and T-Series. In an interview to indianexpress.com, Prerna shared details about the project, which has got her excited for she is collaborating with Deepika for the first time.
“Vishal sir is in China I believe. He is coming back soon and we will be gearing up for the film. We have preps and recee going on. January end we will hit the floors with the film. We don’t have a title yet but it is a fictional thriller. Deepika will start prepping up after Padmavati. There have been interactions between her and Vishal sir and also between him and Irrfan. Both have had readings with him. Right now, Deepika is busy with Padmavati but I am really looking forward to working with her,” Prerna said.
This is the second time Deepika and Irrfan are paired opposite each other. The duo last shared screen space in Shoojit Sircar’s much-loved slice-of-life film Piku (2015). This is the fourth time that Irrfan will be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. They earlier collaborated on Maqbool, 7 Khoon Maaf and Haider in actor-director capacity, while Vishal wrote and produced Irrfan-starrer Talvar. (2016). Besides this, Vishal has composed music for Irrfan’s Madari (2016).
The project marks Vishal Bhardwaj and Deepika Padukone’s maiden collaboration.