Bheed: Rajkummar Rao Roped In For Socio-Political Drama Helmed By Anubhav Sinhaవినోదం
Rajkummar Rao to shake hands with ace director Anubhav Sinha who has given tremendous projects naming Thappad, Pink and many more. Two immensely talented individuals are working to create magic on screen
Anubhav Sinha is known for his master directorial films like Thappad, Article 15, Pink, Gulaab Gang and many more. The director recently wrapped up the shoot of the film ‘Anek’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana.
While post-production work is going head strong, the director has now divided his attention and has roped in ace actor Rajkummar Rao for his forthcoming film ‘Bheed’.
The film marks Sinha’s reunion with Bhushan Kumar after the success of Thappad. Known to back meritorious projects, Kumar has forged a successful partnership with Sinha over the years, making their equation a perfect recipe for success.
Anubhav Sinha also shared that Bheed is one of those titles that the whole team jumps at the moment you propose it. To him, casting was crucial. Raj is a very intriguing actor. He is one of the very few actors who can be so successfully transparent in a story. There always was a keen desire to work with him and Sinha is looking forward to it. Anubhav is honoured to have a solid collaborator like Bhushan on his side who is such a strong pillar and a sturdy sounding board.
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Bhushan Kumar said that Anubhav and Kumar have had a long-standing relationship since Tum Bin. And every outing together is even more exciting than the last one. Thappad is a film he is incredibly proud of and Kumar can’t wait for Bheed to kick off. It’s another of Anubhav’s deeply stirring stories and he is so proud to join hands with him yet again on this one. Raj is a wonderful actor and he can’t think of anyone better to pull off a film like this.
Rajkummar said that he is thrilled to be working with Anubhav Sinha. It’s a matter of great honour and privilege to collaborate with a filmmaker who has such a distinct voice. Reuniting with Bhushan Kumar feels like coming back on home turf after the success of Ludo last year. He has always found himself gravitating towards stories that trigger conversation. Even as an entertainer, he wants his work to get people thinking. This is an important subject and the character needs him to stretch myself as an artist, beyond my comfort zone. Rao can’t wait to start shooting and lose himself in this universe.
The subject, much like the filmmaker’s previous works, is an everyday issue that often gets brushed under the carpet. The story demands ease of performance and Sinha found Rajkummar the right fit. The socio-political drama will be shot across Lucknow, where Sinha recently conducted an elaborate recce. The film is expected to go on floors in November as the unit continues its extensive pre-production for the next few weeks.