Darlings: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan collaborate for dark comedy, warn ‘offending women can be dangerous’


Actor Alia Bhatt on Monday introduced her maiden manufacturing, Darlings, a dark comedy a few mother-daughter duo that additionally brings her on display screen with Shefali Shah for the primary time. Darlings is co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.

The announcement got here a day after Alia revealed on social media that she had turned a producer underneath the banner Eternal Sunshine Productions. Besides the first-time producer, Darlings may have a debutante director in Jasmeet Okay Reen. The movie additionally stars Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, final seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Choked.

Darlings, set towards the backdrop of a conservative decrease middle-class neighbourhood in Mumbai, is claimed to be a narrative of a mother-daughter duo, who finds braveness and love in distinctive circumstances. Alia, Shah Rukh and the remainder of the staff unveiled the movie’s teaser, which ends with a “statutory warning”, “Offending women can be very dangerous for your health.”

Alia Bhatt stated she was attracted in direction of Darlings for its highly effective story, infused with humour. Darlings has been written by Jasmeet and Parveez Sheikh. “I am really excited to be part of Darlings; it’s a powerful story with a lot of humour and doses of dark comedy. I am thrilled to have Darlings as my first film as producer, that too in collaboration with my favourite, Shah Rukh Khan and Red Chillies,” the actor-producer stated in a press release.

Darlings marks the second collaboration of Alia and Shah Rukh after the 2016 Gauri Shinde-directed Dear Zindagi, the place the 2 stars shared display screen house. Jasmeet who has written movies like Pati Patni Aur Woh and Force 2, stated she was excited to start taking pictures the movie with a dream solid, whom she calls her “partners in crime.”

“With the brilliant Alia and Shefali portraying the mother-daughter duo, along with exceptionally talented Vijay (Varma) and Roshan (Mathew) we have a dream cast and the perfect ‘partners in crime’ if I can call them that. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and now I can’t wait to get on the floor.”

The movie goes on flooring this month. Besides Darlings, Alia Bhatt has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, which arrives in theatres on July 30.


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