It’s confirmed that actors Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor will share the screen space for the first time in their careers in an upcoming untitled horror thriller film, directed by a debutante director.
Yes it’s official as Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph, who directed Mohanlal’s Drishyam, will be helming the project starring Emraan and Rishi in the lead roles.
Tarde analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news by sharing the details of the upcoming film on his Instagram account.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, who has directed a number of top grossing Malayalam films, including the Mohanlal starrer #Drishyam, will direct his first Hindi film [not titled yet]… A crime thriller with elements of horror… Stars Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi… Will be presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sunir Kheterpal… The film will be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year.
This is not the first time that Emraan will be seen in a horror film as the actor has done quite a number of films in the genre, which many consider as his forte. Be it Raaz 2, Raaz 3 or Ek Thi Daayan, the actor excelled by giving commendable performances.
The interesting aspect of the film will be to see Chintu Ji aka Rishi to step into something which he has never tried before. The actor is known for his romantic and drama films, and how the actor will step out of his comfort zone to don a never-seen-before avatar will be interesting to watch. Those of you who are wondering about Rishi’s 2003 film Kucch Toh Hai, well, the film was not a certified horror film rather it was more of a romantic thriller film with Chintu ji in special appearance.
The official announcement has indeed piqued people’s curiosity for all the right reasons.
Joseph helming the project is another thing to watch out for in his debut Hindi film as the director is known for films in Malayalam cinema and after the adaptations of his film (Drishyam) into other languages, it’ll be interesting to see what this director has to offer.