Shahid Kapoor to star in action thriller from Zee Studios, Roy Kapur Films stable, Rosshan Andrrews to direct it
Shahid Kapoor will star in an action thriller to be produced by Zee Studios and Roy Kapur Films. Rosshan Andrrews, who will direct the as-yet-untitled film, is known for Malayalam blockbusters such as Salute and Kayamkulam Kochunni, and is making his first foray into Hindi films. The project is the first time Zee Sudios and Roy Kapur Films have worked together.
The shooting of the film is scheduled to start in the second half of 2023. The film is about a brilliant yet rebellious police officer who uncovers a web of betrayal and deceit while investigating a high profile case leading him down a thrilling yet dangerous path.
Shahid Kapoor said it was rare to find a subject that had action, thrill, drama and suspense all combined in one story and that he was really looking forward to it. He said that it was a privilege to work with Zee Studios and Sidharth Roy Kapur with whom he had worked in Kaminey and Haider earlier. On Rosshan Andrrews, Kapoor said he was a veteran filmmaker whose Malayalam filmography was spectacular. He said that he had spent many months together with him and it would be a pleasure to work with such a fantastic cinematic mind. He said he could not wait to bring the exhilarating, entertaining and thrilling story to the masses.
Andrrews said he was thrilled to make his Bollywood debut with such a gripping story and work with such an incredible team of professionals. He said the combination of Shahid’s exceptional acting , Sidharth Roy Kapur’s expertise as a producer and the commitment of Zee Studios to produce ground-breaking content was truly inspiring. Their passion and dedication had been truly instrumental in bringing the story to life. He further added that as a director he aimed to produce immersive cinematic content that would leave the audience in awe.
Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel said he had several discussions separately with Sidharth Roy Kapur and Shahid Kapoor over the year on different projects. Somehow those projects did not materialize and it took this film for them to come together.
Kapoor has been in blockbusters and critically acclaimed films, including Haider (2014), Udta Punjab (2016), Padmavat (2018) and Kabir Singh (2019).He recently made his OTT debut with Farzi.