Anek, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and directed by Abhinav Sinha, is now in post-production and is set in the North East. While the edit is in progress, Sinha has already begun work on his next project. Rajkummar Rao will play the lead in the sociopolitical drama Bheed. After the success of Thappad, Sinha reunites with Bhushan Kumar in this film.
Sinha told a leading daily, “Bheed is one of those titles that the whole team jumps at the moment you propose it. To me, casting was crucial. Raj is a very intriguing actor. He is one of the very few actors who can be so successfully transparent in a story. There always was a keen desire to work with him and I am looking forward to it. I am honoured to have a solid collaborator like Bhushan on my side who is such a strong pillar and a sturdy sounding board.”
The film’s subject, like the filmmaker’s prior works, is an everyday concern that is frequently overlooked. The plot necessitates a relaxed performance, and Sinha felt Rajkummar to be the perfect match. The socio-political drama will be shot in Lucknow, where Sinha just did a thorough reconnaissance. As the unit continues its significant pre-production for the next four weeks, the film is slated to go on floors in November.
Rajkummar shares his excitement saying, “I am thrilled to be working with Anubhav Sinha. It’s a matter of great honour and privilege to collaborate with a filmmaker who has such a distinct voice. Reuniting with Bhushan Kumar feels like coming back on home turf after the success of Ludo last year. I have always found myself gravitating towards stories that trigger conversation. Even as an entertainer, I want my work to get people thinking. This is an important subject and the character needs me to stretch myself as an artist, beyond my comfort zone. I can’t wait to start shooting and lose myself in this universe.”
Bheed is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks.