Manoj Bajpayee to reunite with Apurva Asrani in Aligarh writer-editor's directorial debut

Press Trust of India

May 06, 2019 14:25:47 IST

Mumbai: Writer Apurva Asrani is set to make his feature directorial debut with a story dealing with mental health issues.

The writer, who is best known for penning films like Shahid and Aligarh, will be collaborating with critically-acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee for the movie.

The duo have previously worked together on Satya and Aligarh.


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The untitled project will focus on the journey of a "forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind", Apurva revealed on Facebook.

"Pleased to announce my solo directorial debut, co-produced by and starring my Satya and Aligarh star, Manoj Bajpayee.

"My script traces the emotional journey of a forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind. Since awareness & support for mental health issues is sharply lacking in India, we chose the 'Mental Health Awareness Month' to make this announcement," Apurva wrote.

The writer-editor's last project was Amazon Prime series Made in Heaven. He worked as a series editor on the show created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.

Updated Date: May 06, 2019 14:25:47 IST

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