Director Tushar Hiranandani on Sunday stated the script of his upcoming venture, a biopic on a younger entrepreneur, is full and he has began the movie’s casting course of.
Hiranandani made his directorial debut with the 2019 hit Saand Ki Aankh, that includes actors Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar.
For his newest, the director has collaborated with author Jagdeep Sidhu, who had penned the dialogues of Saand Ki Aankh.
“My next is a biopic. It’s going to be an satisfying trip. It’s about a younger entrepreneur from a small city and is an immensely motivational story. I came upon his story and bought on board Jagdeep, who has completed it.
“So now that the script is done, our casting process has begun. I’ll get a tentative idea on when to go on floors only after the casting is complete,” Hiranandani instructed PTI on the sidelines of the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the place Saand Ki Aankh opened the Panorama part.
The movie is the true life story of octogenarians Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar of Johri village in Uttar Pradesh. The duo are among the many world’s oldest sharpshooters and the winners of a number of nationwide championships.
Hiranandani, who turned director after writing for movies like Masti, Housefull 2 and ABCD, stated the film’s choice at IFFI is a proud second for him and his staff, producer-wife Nidhi Parmar, and Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibasish Sarkar.
“I never thought the film would get this much acclaim, though I was confident I was making a good film. It was purely because of the story, it was so powerful, had such a strong messaging. I knew it would reach out to people, thanks to my producers Nidhi and Shibasish.”
“Everyone thinks for a debut director, we need a good story and good actors. While that’s important, what you really need are two good producers. One, who believes in you and starts your film and the other who helms it and releases it. Who, for me, were these two,” he added.
A complete of 224 movies can be screened below completely different sections on the 51st version of IFFI, 15 of which is able to compete for the Golden Peacock award.