Shagufta began her career as a writer under the Bhatt camp production company – Vishesh Films with ‘Woh Lamhe‘ and has been part of the company as a dialogue writer and screenplay writer for movies like `Aawarapan`, `Raaz 2`, `Jism 2`, `Murder 2`, `Raaz 3` `Aashiqui 2` and others.
Emraan would be the first obvious choice for Shagufta and has been the poster boy of Bhatt camp.
“He (Emraan) is my first choice for the film. I have told him that I am directing a film and would like to have him in the movie. He is quite ok with it and has asked me to narrate the story. He is not in town… I am waiting for him to come back then will narrate him,” Shagufta said.
In case Emraan Hashmi is not selected for the film, Shagufta has Ajay Defgn and Akshay Kumar in her mind.
“I want someone who has lot of anger to express on screen. I am also thinking of Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar. I feel they portray anger very well on screen. I haven`t approached them they are just on my wish list. I will approach these three actors. It is a solo hero and heroine film,” she said.
Shagufta Rafique has been working on this film for about four years now and fears the risk of taking a newcomer for her action-thriller flick.
“I feel action films do not go well with newcomers. Audience want to enjoy when their hero beats up the bad guy on big screen. I think love stories always works with newcomers but action-thriller films needs some names, I can’t risk with newcomers,” she said.
“My film is an action thriller. The thriller element is backed with a strong love story and action will come whenever it is required. Its a new story, never done in India. It has been liked by the producers and hence I am doing it,” she added.
The film will be backed by Reliance Entertainment and Pooja Bhatt. The film is likely to go on floors by the end of this year.