Renowned filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, who started shooting for his forthcoming film under the working title of ‘Shoot The Piano Player’ in June last year, has finally locked the official title for the movie. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu in important roles, the movie will be called ‘Andhadun’. The regular shooting of the film has been wrapped up and currently, it is at the post-production stage.
When asked what made him opt for a new title instead of going by the working title of ‘Shoot The Piano Player’, Raghavan said that the producers did not want to use an English name. “We are punning with the title as Ayushmann plays a blind pianist. It goes well with the story too. We had a lot of options in our mind, including Shoot The Piano Player, but the producers weren’t keen on using an English title. I know the real word is Andhadhund, but the ‘D’ is silent for us,” he said.
The new title of the film was revealed by co-producers Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in a teaser video on Tuesday. ‘Andhadun’ will see Ayushmann Khurrana in the role of a blind pianist, while Radhika Apte and Tabu’s character details are kept under the wraps. Khurrana, who delivered two back-to-back hits last year in the form of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, is teaming up with Raghavan for the first time.
After the release of ‘Andhadun’, Raghavan will move on to shoot a biopic on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, who breathed his last at the age of 21 in the 1971 India-Pakistan war and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. Ayushmann, on the other hand, will be seen in ‘Badhaai Ho’, co-starring Sanya Malhotra.