Recently Akshay Kumar had announced his production film Durgavati, with Bhumi Pednekar as a female protagonist. There were reports that R. Madhavan will also be seen featuring in the film. However, as per the latest information, the actor refuses to be a part of the film and now it has been alleged that Riteish Deshmukh has been roped in for the part.
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Akshay Kumar, and Vikram Malhotra. Durgavati is an official Hindi remake of Telugu horror film Bhaagamathie. The original film was lead by Anushka Shetty which was out and out horror. The story of the film revolves around a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.
Directed by Ashok G, shooting for Durgavati is expected to start from January 14, 2020 in Madhya Pradesh. It is said that the filmmakers will shoot the film in real locations like Moti Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal’s Old Central jail amongst many others.