Ali Abbas Zafar’s next film will be a thriller starring Shahid Kapoor and directed by Zafar, while the much-anticipated Katrina Kaif-led superhero film will be released next year.
Now, we have learnt through an entertainment portal thay Ali has has signed a new production deal. According to our sources, Zafar is currently working on a criminal comedy starring Diljit Dosanjh, Sumeet Vyas, Boman Irani, and Banita Sandhu. The film is titled ‘Detective Sherdil,’ and Dosanjh will play a fumbling investigator in it. With this detective comedy-drama, Zafar’s long-time partner Ravi Chhabriya makes his directorial debut. In Budapest, the film has already begun shooting.
“Detective Sherdil is the story of a newbie, amateur detective played by Diljit Dosanjh. It’s a comedy-of-error set in the backdrop of crime investigation. While Ali Abbas Zafar’s film on Sikh riots sees Dosanjh playing the role of a serious dramatic actor, this film brings him back to his comfortable space of comedy. October actress Banita Sandhu has been paired opposite him while the characters of Boman Irani and Sumeet Vyas are not known yet,” a source close to the project informed PeepingMoon. The script for this film is written by Ali Abbas Zafar himself.
In the meantime, Ali Abbas Zafar has begun pre-production on his next thriller, which will feature Shahid Kapoor. The film, which is claimed to be a remake of a Hollywood blockbuster, will begin filming in Abu Dhabi in December 2021. Due to the COVID-19-induced filming constraints, Ali Abbas Zafar’s two-part superhero feature with Katrina Kaif has reportedly been postponed, and will now go into production only when the situation is better to mount it on the envisioned scale.