Ali Abbas Zafar’s next project is a thriller starring Shahid Kapoor. The director has signed Shahid to play the protagonist in a thriller that takes place over one night. It’s rumoured to be a Hindi remake of a foreign film, the specifics of which are being kept under wraps for the time being in order to maintain the novelty factor.
The yet-to-be-titled movie, which will be Ali’s first film in the thriller genre, will be shot primarily in Abu Dhabi later this year. Ali will produce the film himself through his company Offside Entertainment.
“Ali Abbas Zafar is one of the most impactful storytellers who’s gauged the pulse of the mainstream Hindi audiences accurately. Shahid likes his work and always wanted to work with him, so when Ali approached the star with this specific script he immediately came on board. This is a film Ali has been planning to adapt for the Indian audiences for quite some time now. Shahid was also looking for a project that’s set in commercial space yet is different from the typical masala potboiler and Ali’s this script checked all his boxes. The paperwork has been done and both Shahid and Ali are looking forward to work together. Although the exact shooting timelines haven’t been locked yet, if all goes well, this film would be Shahid’s immediate next after Raj & DK’s Amazon Prime series that he’s currently shooting for in Mumbai,” a source close to the project informed PeepingMoon.