The first teaser poster for filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh's much awaited suspense thriller Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh came out on Tuesday, and actress Vidya Balan's picture is seen on a "most wanted" poster.
Vidya, who also featured in the 2012 film Kahaani, will be essaying a 36-year-old woman, Durga Rani Singh, wanted for kidnapping and murder in the second installment of the suspense thriller. The film also stars Arjun Rampal in a key role.
Going by the look of it, Kahaani 2 will see Vidya in a different avatar. The teaser poster shows a photograph of The Dirty Picture actress sporting a de-glam look. The poster also reads: "Wanted for kidnapping and murder... Anyone with information regarding this fugitive should contact...."
Filmmaker Sujoy thanked his fans on Twitter for liking the first look.
thank you so much for liking the look of KAHAANI 2. now to get a trailer to you thoda time de dijiye.. work in progress pic.twitter.com/YNdgh9iLCQ
— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) October 18, 2016
The film is the sequel to the 2012 Sujoy Ghosh-directed thriller Kahaani, which featured Vidya in the role of a
woman out to take revenge from her husband's killer. It also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Parambrata Chatterjee.
Kahaani 2 is jointly produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Aksshay Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh.
Kahaani 2 and Shah Rukh Khan's Dear Zindagi will not be clashing at the box office now as the former has shifted its release date to December 2.
The thriller was earlier scheduled to release on 25 November this year but producer Jayantilal Gada of Pen India decided to shift the date in order to avoid a clash at the box office.
It was recently announced that Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi will hit theaters on 25 November and producers
Jayantilal Gada and Mahesh Bhatt decided not to release the two films together.
"Bhatt Sahab (Mahesh Bhatt) is associated with us for our leading TV shows Udann and Naamkarann but more importantly he and Alia are like family to us. There can never be any competition within families, hence, I have decided to release Kahaani 2- Durga Rani Singh on 2 December," Gada said in a statement here.
Director Sujoy Ghosh has reunited with Balan yet again for the suspense thriller drama. The film also stars Arjun Rampal.
"I have known Jayantilal Gada for several years now and we are like family. Both Kahaani 2 and Dear Zindagi are unique films and deserve a solo release. And it will also help both films in the long run," Mahesh Bhatt said.
The Gauri Shinde-directed film Dear Zindagi features Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal
Kapoor and Angad Bedi. The film is produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar and R Balki.
With inputs from agencies