Priyadarshan to direct a cop thriller, before moving on to his comedy with Akshay Kumar

The cast is expected to be finalized in a fortnight, as the producers have begun discussions with a number of industry actors for the various roles.

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With the recently released Hungama 2, Priyadarshan returned to directing in Bollywood. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the filmmaker revealed that he wants to direct more Bollywood films, with one of his forthcoming projects being a humorous caper starring Akshay Kumar. Now, the latest update says that Priyan will helm a cop-based action thriller for producer Ratan Jain before Akshay.

“Priyadarshan is known for making all kinds of films in the Malayalam industry and he has been keen to step outside the comedy space in Bollywood too. He had been toying with the idea of making a cop-based action thriller for a while now and things have finally fallen in place. The ace director will take the film on floors in October with a start-to-finish two-month schedule,” Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying.

“It’s a cop film, and stepping away from the general norm of making comedies, this one would be more in the serious space, keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats. In-fact, there is also a possibility of this being a taut 2-hour songless thriller,” the source added.

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The cast is expected to be finalized in a fortnight, as the producers have begun discussions with a number of industry actors for the various roles.

Priyan will move on to his comedy with Akshay Kumar after directing the cop thriller. The yet-to-be-titled film will reunite Akshay with Priyan after more than a decade and is set to begin production in the first quarter of 2022.


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