Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava’s last film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ had raised a lot of eyeballs and started a lot of conversations on female sexuality. This time she promises to wield the megaphone again with a dark comedy. Joining her will be actress Bhumi Pednekar who also gave a path-breaking performance recently in Netflix’s Lust Stories.
Alankrita was applauded for handling such a bold subject so brilliantly. Without being too didactic or moralistic, she touched upon many serious issues a woman faces in our society. Post the commercial and critical success of this Lipstick Under My Burkha, Alankrita had announced that she would be making her next film would also be with Ekta Kapoor’s banner Balaji Motion Pictures.
Sources say that Alankrita’s film will be a two-heroine dark comedy set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh. Bhumi Pednekar, who mesmerized audiences with her performances in films like Dum Laga Ke Haisa, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, will be playing one of the leads, while the second lead is yet to be signed. While Bhumi is already on board to play a village belle, the other actress is yet to be finalized. The makers have apparently approached Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play that character but she hasn’t responded as yet say sources close to the project.
The yet-untitled film is rumoured to be an interesting mix of comedy, emotions and drama. The film is likely to go on floors only mid-next year as Bhoomi has three films Womaniya, Salute and Takht in her kitty along with Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya.
Rumours are rife that the second lead would be finalized by the end of this month.