Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem start shooting for horror-comedy Kakuda

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Actors Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem have began shooting for filmmaker Aditya Sarpotdar’s Kakuda, a  horror-comedy, on Tuesday. The movie might be shot in Gujarat.

Ronnie Screwvala’s banner RSVP took to their social media platforms to announce their “homegrown horror-comedy.” They wrote, “Triple trouble on the way!👻 Get ready for a spooktacular – laughter riot with our homegrown direct to digital film, #Kakuda! Shoot begins today🎬.”

Kakuda additionally marks the Hindi directorial debut of the person behind critically acclaimed Marathi movies like Classmates, Mauli and Faster Fene.

Talking concerning the movie, Sarpotdar stated in an announcement, “I’m very excited to collaborate with Ronnie Screwvala. We are treating the film like nothing short of a big-scale commercial movie. The casting was just perfect and the story will have you both at the edge of your seat and in splits.”

Expressing her pleasure on doing a horror-comedy, Sonakshi Sinha stated, “Considering the current situation, a fun comedy film is truly the need of the hour. I loved the script of Kakuda from the moment I read it. It’s the kind of movie I would enjoy watching as an audience.”

Riteish Deshmukh added, “I can’t wait to jump right in and work on the film with Sonakshi and Saqib. I personally love the horror-comedy genre and ‘Kakuda’ is a great opportunity for me to explore the part of a ghostbuster.”

Calling the movie a enjoyable experience, Saqib Saleem stated, “A great script, a gifted director, a supportive producer and supremely talented co-stars what more can one ask for in a film? ‘Kakuda’ is going to be a fun ride.”

Producer Ronnie Screwvala, who bankrolled movies like Vidya Balan’s Natkhat, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s The Sky is Pink amongst many extra,  stated, “With a clear focus on homegrown ideas and development, I am excited to announce our horror-comedy Kakuda. With a solid script, an extremely talented cast and driven director, we hope to push the boundary within the genre.”

The movie’s synopsis reads, “Kakuda, with equal doses of comedy and spook, explores the legend of a strange curse in a village stuck in time. The eclectic trio are confronted with a challenging ghost who makes them question superstition, tradition and even love in a rollercoaster ride filled with fear and fun.”

The movie has been written by Avinash Dwivedi and Chirag Garg and was developed from a nascent stage by Salona Bains Joshi, the Associate Producer on the movie. Kakuda might be a direct to digital, and is slated to launch in early 2022.

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