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Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar to play world’s oldest sharpshooters in Saand Ki Aankh

Anurag Kashyap's film Saand Ki Aankh is based on the story of Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar, who took up sharpshooting in their fifties. Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar will take up the role of Chandro and Prakashi in the movie.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 9, 2019 3:57:11 pm
taapsee pannu, bhumi pednekar new movie Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar will play sharpshooters in the untitled film.

Refuting the reports of Anurag Kashyap’s next on UP-based octogenarian sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar being shelved and a fight over its title, Taapsee Pannu announced the film’s shooting on Saturday via a tweet. Later in the day, the actor also shared the title of the film.

The actor took to her Twitter handle and shut the rumours of the biopic being in trouble. “Kabhi humaari picture shelve karva dete hai kabhi title ki maara maari, maine socha main Khud hi picture announce kar deti hu through my PERSONAL MEDIANET ab jisko jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lo ! Kickstarting the shoot of our country’s oldest and coolest shooters #Chandro #Prakashi (Sometimes they say the film is shelved and sometimes there’s a fight over the title, so I thought I will myself announce the film, now people can do whatever they want to do)” Taapsee tweeted.

The film is based on the story of Chandro Tomar, 86, and her 81-year-old sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar, who took up sharpshooting in their fifties. The duo won several medals in shooting championships across the country. Taapsee and Bhumi Pednekar will take up the role of Chandro and Prakashi in the movie. The film will be helmed by debut director Tushar Hiranandani, who has written films like Grand Masti, Ek Villain and Dishoom.

Anurag Kashyap, who co-produces the film with Reliance Entertainment, wrote on Twitter, “Ab hogi SHOOTING! This is one story that is waiting to be told! More power to these women! @bhumipednekar @taapsee @tushar1307 @RelianceEnt @nidhiparmar @ItsVineetSingh @prakashjha27.”

Vineet Kumar Singh, who will also play a pivotal role in the movie, seems excited about the project and even shared a post on Twitter about the same.

Earlier, it was reported that Anurag Kashyap and Pritish Nandy were fighting over the rights to the title Womaniya which Kashyap wanted for this film. However, it appears the matter didn’t resolve as Kashyap tweeted, “So we have decided to not pay the extortion sum of 1 crore to @PritishNandy. He can sit on the title and warm it and hope for it to hatch into something worthwhile for his company for once. While we go ahead with what @taapsee @bhumipednekar @tushar1307 @nidhiparmar @RelianceEnt @prakashjha27 @ItsVineetSingh @realshooterdadi @shooterdadi want the film to be ..”SAAND KI AANKH”. I am sorry that i had faith in Mr. Nandy.”

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