Bollywood actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, who will share the screen space for the first time, are all set to play the role of the world’s oldest sharpshooters. The untitled film will bring forth the story of Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar.

Writer Tushar Hiranandani will make his debut as a director with this film, which is jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar.

Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, who is fondly called ‘shooter dadi’, is among the world’s oldest female sharpshooters.

On Saturday, Taapsee took to Twitter to share a photo of herself along with Bhumi, Chandro and Prakashi, and announced the news.

“Kabhi humaari picture shelve karva dete hai kabhi title ki maara maari, maine socha main Khud hi picture announce kar deti hu through my PERSONAL MEDIANET ab jisko jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lo ! Kickstarting the shoot of our country’s oldest and coolest shooters #Chandro #Prakashi,” she wrote.

Bhumi Pednekar, who called it a “groundbreaking” story, also shared the same photograph and captioned it, “Old is gold and this is certainly gold! Excited to begin the shooting of this ground breaking real story of world’s oldest sharpshooters.”

A tweet from the official account of Reliance Entertainment read that the film is going on floors.

“The ‘shoot’ begins…literally! We are happy to announce that our next production based on the world’s oldest sharpshooters, is going on floors! Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film will star powerhouse talents Taapsee and Bhumi.”

Meanwhile, other details related to the film are still under wraps.

-With agency inputs