For his forthcoming spy thriller, Khufiya, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has teamed up with actors Tabu and Ali Fazal. The film will have its digital premiere on Netflix.
The film, which is based on Amar Bhushan’s spy novel “Escape to Nowhere,” will begin shooting by the end of this month, with Delhi serving as the primary location.
In a statement, Vishal Bhardwaj said, “With Khufiya, my attempt is to create an edgy espionage film that contrasts the slow burn of intelligence & surveillance work with one’s deep rooted emotional conflicts.”
Tabu has been a favourite of Bhardwaj and she said that the project ‘feels like homecoming’. “Khufiya is a one-of-a-kind project, extremely close to my heart and I am excited to be a part of this gripping spy thriller. As always, it’s a delight working with VB (Vishal Bhardwaj) again, and feels like homecoming.”
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The spy thriller will follow a RAW operator, a mole, and an alienated girlfriend on their journey. Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi also star in Khufiya. It will be released in the second half of 2022.