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Saand Ki Aankh first look: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar play ‘Shooter Dadis’

Starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, the first look of Saand Ki Aankh is out. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani with Anurag Kashyap as the creative producer, the film releases on Diwali 2019.

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Saand Ki Aankh first look features Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar.

The first look of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki Aankh is out. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film is based on the real-life story of the world’s oldest female sharpshooters, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.

Two posters of the film feature Taapsee and Bhumi posing with their pistols. The caption on one of the posters reads, “At 60, they rose above their age… With 700 medals they became a rage.”

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Saand Ki Aankh stars Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar.
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Saand Ki Aankh will release on Diwali 2019.

The film’s tagline reads, “Tann Budha Hota Hai, Mann Budha Nai Hota (Only the body ages, mind does not)”. The project marks the directorial debut of Tushar Hiranandani, who has previously written films like Main Tera Hero and Ek Villain.

As Taapsee shared the two posters on Instagram, she wrote, “They challenged their age, fought their way and shot to fame in the shooting game.” With the second poster, she wrote, “They may be old, but their aim is sure-shot gold! Here’s the first look poster. #SaandKiAankhThisDiwali”

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Bhumi Pednekar shared on Instagram, “They are brave, They are fun, They are full of love. They are the Shooter Dadis of India. Proud to be a part of their journey #SaandhKiAankh #SaandKiAankhThisDiwali”

Bhumi Pednekar spoke about the story of the film and said, “These two women by sheer stroke of luck become sharp shooters. They travel the world, they are given incredible recognitions, they make our country proud but no one really knows how they fought their house, the society to make a difference in the lives of their granddaughters and bring positive change for women in their male-dominated community. It is an extremely powerful story. It is a film about the triumph of human spirit, a film about faith. It’s a true story of courage because you have these women who have changed the ecosystem for women and society around them.”

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have been actively sharing their shooting experience through Instagram posts and stories. They have also been spending a lot of time with the real-life inspirations for the project.

About the shooting experience, Bhumi Pednekar said, “The shooting has been an incredible experience for me. As an artist, you really hope that you get a film like this in your career and I’m fortunate to have this in my bag. It has been an absolute honour getting to know these incredible women and having the chance to play Chandro on screen. Honestly, it has been a privilege. The journey has been both challenging and creatively fulfilling and that’s what I look forward to from any film that I sign. I was bowled over by the script from the word go because it is such an entertaining yet inspiring film.”

Produced by Reliance Entertainment, Anurag Kashyap and Nishi Parmar, Saand Ki Aankh releases on Diwali 2019.