Ever since the Vishal Bhardwaj’s next film franchise based on the works of renowned British mystery writer Agatha Christie was announced the project is making headlines. Now according to the latest update Bhardwaj has found his leading lady in Alia Bhatt.
According to the information, Alia has given its nod to the script. However she is yet to sign the dotted lines. The source was quoted as saying, “It’s almost certain that Alia Bhatt and Vishal Bhardwaj are collaborating. The director is keen to roll the film in January or February and Alia’s dates are being worked out accordingly. However, it’s yet unclear when the film will really get off the ground considering the uncertainty due to the second phase of the lockdown. The project requires to be shot in frosty Himalayan towns and hence if they don’t start the production in January in Uttarakhand (as planned) they will have to shoot the film in foreign later in the second half of 2021.”
The film which is said to a mystery drama franchise will see Alia in playing the role of a young girl who’s thrown into solving a murder. She teams up with an unlikely companion to solve the case.
“Vishal Bhardwaj has created a fictional world out of Agatha Christie novels. He has adapted her book very differently and has made it a story of a pair of young Investigators looking to take over the world with their intelligence and charm. Bhardwaj is currently giving the final touches to his script and will soon visit Alia for the final narration,” the source further added.
Meanwhile, Alia is busy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi in Mumbai. She is also doing a dark-comedy film with Vijay Varma for Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment banner, scheduled to go on floors in March next year.