Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Anupam Kher may star in Veere Di Wedding director Shashanka Ghosh's next

FP Staff

Nov 29, 2018 12:16:56 IST

Shashanka Ghosh, the director who has helmed films like Veere Di Wedding and Khoobsurat, will rope in Ratna Pathak Shah, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher for the screen adaptation of Manisha Lakhe's The BetelNut Killers, reports Mumbai Mirror.

Nasseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah (left), Anupam Kher. Facebook/@anupamkherofficial, NaseeruddinOfficial

Nasseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah (left), Anupam Kher. Facebook/@anupamkherofficial, @CelebrityBorn

As per producer Joy B Ganguly, Shashanka had conceived the idea during his travel to the US in the late 1990s. After much discussion over the years, the duo decided to go ahead with the film. He told the daily that the script is in a nascent stage at the moment. The film, he added, will reflect similar sensibilities to that of Quick Gun Murugan and Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part 2.

The Hindi/English satirical comedy will revolve around an NRI Gujarati family who runs into two American convicts. The film will go on floors in 2019 and mostly be shot in New York. The remaining parts will be filmed in Mumbai.

Published in 2010, The BetelNut Killers centres around the Shahs who run a grocery store in America.

Ghosh had earlier said in an interview that that he was also working on a web series which would explore the topic of sex on a lighter note. "I have said it earlier and I will say it now, I am not looking out to make art. I want to make quality entertainment which is relatable and absorbing," Ghosh had said in a statement to IANS. Details about the project are yet to be revealed.

Updated Date: Nov 29, 2018 12:16:56 IST