Jagga Jasoos filmmaker Anurag Basu has announced his future venture featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao in pivot roles. Just like Netflix’s Lust Stories, Basu plans on bringing a dark comic anthology which will be set in the backdrop of Indian Metro.
This multi-starrer film is touted to be an action comedy that will showcase the unavoidable jeopardies of life. It is a slice of life film with stories intersecting each other amid drama and emotion.
While Anurag has already shot some major sequences with Bachchan last year in Mumbai and Kolkata in 2018, he is now shooting with Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh in Bhopal. The film also features other actors including Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra and Pankaj Tripathi.
"It's my pleasure to be working with Bhushan Kumar for my next that is a dark comic anthology. It's our first collaboration but doesn't seem like one," Anurag said in a statement. "I am extremely happy to have found this talented new generation cast, though I will trust my old friend Pritam for music as always," he added.
Interestingly, Basu and composer Pritam have worked together in acclaimed movies like Barfi!, Life in a... Metro and Gangster.
"Anurag is a master storyteller and brings magic to celluloid in his films. I am happy we are working together. The characters, the story are so compelling yet the treatment is so amusing," Bhushan Kumar said.
"We have tried to bring on board a terrific cast who perfectly fit the roles that are written. The way the script and shooting is in process, Anurag and I are already planning on doing another project. I am keen on doing more films with Anurag and his team," he added.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Basu, Tani Somarita Basu and Krishan Kumar, the yet-to-be-titled film is scheduled to release on September 6th.