The forthcoming Hindi film ‘Eela’, which went on the shooting floor on January 24, 2018, at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, has locked a date for its theatrical release. Helmed by noted filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar and starring powerful actress Kajol in the lead role, the movie will hit the silver screen on 14th September 2018.
Aside from Kajol, the film also features talented actor Riddhi Sen, who walked away with this year’s National Award for Best Actor at the recently concluded ceremony. Sen plays Kajol’s son in the movie. Actress Neha Dhupia, who recently tied the nuptial knot with actor Angad Bedi in a hush-hush ceremony, will be seen in the role of a drama instructor in ‘Eela’.
For the uninitiated ‘Eela’ is an adaptation of Anand Gandhi’s well-received Gujarati play, ‘Beta Kaagdo’. Kajol plays a single mother in its film adaptation. It tells the story of her relationship with her son.
The film is special as it marks Kajol’s return to Bollywood after a gap of three years. The seasoned actress was last seen in Rohit Shetty’s multi-starrer ‘Dilwale’ in 2015, opposite none other than Shah Rukh Khan. However, despite a brilliant star cast, great music and high expectations, the movie fell flat at the cash counter. She, meanwhile, also appeared in 2017 Tamil film ‘VIP 2’ with Dhanush and Soundarya Rajinikanth. But that film, too, turned out to be a damp squib at the ticket counter.
‘Eela’ is produced by Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal Gada (Pen India Limited). Don’t forget to catch the film on 14th September in cinemas near you.