After penning scripts for innumerable films, notable among them being, Murder 2, Aashiqui 2, writer Shagufta Rafique is all set to don the director’s cap. Titled Narak, the film will star Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal in the lead.
Rafique had penned the story several years ago, and had then tentatively called it Rose. It revolves around a rape victim, and how she adapts to life, post the traumatic incident.
Talking about the delay in the project taking off, Rafique says, “I had written the story, keeping big stars in mind, but since nothing was working out, I decided to begin work and signed Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal. Besides, I was busy working on other projects, so this took a backseat, but now, everything is finally falling in place.” While, the film is yet to take off as dates of the actors need to be finalised, the film may go on the floors by early next year. “Inshallah, the film should be ready for a release by the end of next year,” says Rafique.
Narak will be co-produced by Pooja Bhatt and T-Series. Meanwhile, the writer is also penning a love story for Manyata Dutt, the details of which are being kept under wraps.