Chitrangada and Nawazuddin roped in for Kushan’s comedy thriller.

We have learnt that Bollywood filmmaker Pritish Nandy’s son, Kushan, has signed Chitrangada Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for a comedy-thriller which will be his own directorial venture. Kushan’s dad won;t be involved in this and will be his own production venture as well.

The movie which will begin shooting around June this year, will be shot in locations like West Bengal and Bihar extensively. It will mostly be during the monsoons as the rains are integral to the plot of the yet-untitled film.

Said a source close to the production, “Nawaz and Chitrangada are both powerhouse performers and make an exciting jodi who haven’t shared screen space together before.” Adds the source, “The makers are also on the verge of signing Amit Sadh but he is yet to confirm.” Interestingly, Nawaz who has mostly been seen in intense, dramatic roles, will be playing a character with lighter shades. “You’ll get to see very different Nawaz,” says the source.

The actor who caught the eye in Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Kahaani’ as a hard cop, will not only be returning to Bengal but both he and Chitrangada will also be learning Bengali. “Their characters converse in the language in parts of the film,” says the source.

Kushan who made his debut with the murder mystery ’88 Antop Hill’ in 2003, and followed it up with the rom-com ‘Hum Dum’ two years later, is making a comeback after almost a decade. When we contacted he said: “I’m working on a project, but it’s too early to talk about the details right now.

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