Acclaimed actor Tannishtha Chatterjee will soon be making her directorial debut and the film will star Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Produced by Eros International, Rising Star Entertainment, Pankaj Razdan and Ravi Walia, the yet untitled project will go on floor this year.
Speaking on the association, Nawazuddin said in a statement, “Tannishtha and I have known each other for a long time. We have worked in a number of films as co-actors over the years. During all these films, we have talked about our favourite film stories. We share a wonderful creative rapport. So, it is only natural that we collaborate further. When we were shooting for Lion, Tannishtha told me a story which she had experienced herself. It really intrigued me, and I thought we should make a film of it. The idea started from there. We kept meeting and talking about it. And now here we are actually ready to execute that idea. Filmein aisi hi to banti hai?”
Tannishtha said, “Nawaz and I share the most vibrant creative discussions. We have travelled to many festivals together. Our National Award also came together. Through so many years of creative sharing, we thought it is almost an organic culmination that we now tell a story which is ours — as in the kind of films we like to watch.”
She added that during the shooting of Lion, she had told Nawaz about a fantastic English book that she always wanted to adapt. “And we discussed that for a long time. Then I experienced a very strange incident in one of my travels. I came back, and I told him about it. He was really intrigued, and we decided — yes that is the story to make. We will probably adapt that book some other time,” she added.