Fardeen Khan-Riteish Deshmukh’s Visfot to be directed by Kookie Gulati; filming begins next month

Kookie Gulati, a filmmaker, is rumoured to be directing the film.

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Fardeen Khan, who has been absent from screen in a long time, made news last year when he was sighted outside casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s Mumbai office. According to reports, he will make his comeback in Sanjay Gupta’s thriller Visfot, which also stars Riteish Deshmukh. According to recent sources, Gupta has finalised the whole cast and crew and is planning to start shooting the film in Mumbai mid-next month.

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Kookie Gulati, a filmmaker, is rumoured to be directing the film. He previously directed The Big Bull, starring Abhishek Bachchan. The striking contrast between the chawls of Dongri and the high-rises in Mumbai is exploited by Visfot. The film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Gupta’s White Features Films. The two production studios are claimed to have worked together on three projects, including a film based on the life of a famous drug dealer.

Visfot, directed by Sanjay Gupta, has been in the works for three years and has seen multiple changes in the director’s post. Atul Sabharwal was intended to helm the film at first. Sabharwal, on the other hand, did not work out, and Nadeem Shah was brought on board. He, too, dropped out of the picture for undisclosed reasons. When Fardeen Khan joined the team, Samit Kakkad was appointed as the director. Kakkad, on the other hand, is no longer involved with the project and has been replaced by Kookie Gulati, who is thought to have been brought on board after T-Series entered the picture. Gulati is now working on a thriller for T-Series starring R Madhavan and Khushali Kumar.

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According to reports, Khan will portray a taxi driver and an ex-drug dealer, while Deshmukh would portray a commercial airline pilot. The plot of the film is reported to revolve around what happens after Khan’s character kidnaps Deshmukh’s son by mistake. The film is supposed to be a remake of the Venezuelan film Rock, Paper, Scissors, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

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