We witnessed a lot of content driven films this year. Actors and filmmakers have experimented with new roles and characters, and endeavoured success. Stree-duo actor Rajkumar Rao and producer Dinesh Vijan is now ready with another blockbuster horror-comedy project, Vijan confirmed through a tweet on his production house page, Maddock Films.
“After the tremendous success of #Stree, THE power producer-actor duo, #DineshVijan & @RajkummarRao to reunite for another horror-comedy, film to also feature @varunsharma90,” he tweeted.
Dinesh Vijan recently tied the knot with Dubai based real estate agent Pramila Tanwar and is all set with his new film that is to be released in 2020. “Yes, Raj and I are back and I couldn’t be happier as he is one of the most talented actors we have today. I am extremely happy and proud for Raj bagging the best actor award. He springs a surprise with every film and this one will be no different. Raj plays a small-time goon whose plans go haywire when he discovers that he might be in store for some supernatural encounters! You can be sure he will be as riveting as Stree‘s ladies’ tailor, chasing after a ghost,” he said.
The film, whose title is not yet confirmed will be directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba and also star Fukrey’s Choocha, Varun Sharma. The team is quite excited and confident about Rao and Choocha’s combination. However, the female lead and other characters of the film are not yet decided. “The female lead is an exciting character, much like Stree, she too will be the focal point and game changer for the film. It’s definitely going to be a laugh riot off and on set,” said Vijan.
Director Mrigdeep adds, “Raj and Choocha are a stellar combination that nobody has explored. It will be a delight to watch Raj’s effervescent energy and comic timing match with Choocha’s inherent comical innocence. They are the perfect choice for our protagonists. They are playing characters unlike they have ever played before. Though Raj has proved his comic timing in films like Bareilly… and Stree, here he will have t o shed every bit of himself and get into the skin of this self-proclaimed village hero, who is actually a fool.”
The film also promises the small-town flavour and witty repartee, which has become the trademark of his recent work and will be filmed in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. While Stree which has become a trendsetter in the genre, revolved around the legend of a visiting spirit to a temple town for three days in a year, this film takes a quirky look at the underbelly of the city along with a paranormal twist.
Stree, won the Best Film Award in the recent Star Screen Awards. While the director Amar Kaushik won the Most Promising Debut Director award, Rao won the award for the Best Popular actor (Male).