Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi, who kick-started shooting for his maiden production venture ‘Cheat India’ a couple of days ago, has added a new interesting project to his line-up of forthcoming films. Yes, the talented actor has given his nod to star in a real-life inspired story of a man who has solved around 120 child kidnapping cases for free. We are talking about popular detective Suryakant Bhande Patil.
Emraan and his collaborators on the project are adapting Patil’s inspiring story for celluloid. The movie has been titled ‘Father’s Day’ and will be based on an emotional father-son story inspired by a book called Drishyam Adrishyam, written by Gujarati author Praful Shah. Emraan has entrusted the directorial responsibilities with debutant Shantanu Baagchi, who comes with an experience of shooting over 300 ad films over the years.
When Emraan was contacted, he confirmed the news, saying, “Suryakantji’s story is heartbreaking but very inspiring. It’s rare to find a person who has dedicated his whole life to helping find the kidnapped children of others, that too for free. I am proud to be playing him in the film.”
“This film does all three and the wonderful thing is that the inspiring story is based on the life of a real person,” said director Shantanu Baagchi.
Screenplay and dialogues for the movie will be written by Ritesh Shah, who is known for a series of critically and commercially successful films such as ‘Airlift’ (2016), ‘Pink’ (2016) and ‘Raid’ (2018). ‘Father’s Day’ will be a joint collaboration among Emraan Hashmi, Priya Gupta and Kalpana Udyawar.
When asked how she came about teaming up with Emraan for the project, co-producer Priya Gupta said, “Emraan loved the script and as soon as the narration ended, gave his nod to the film. You will see him cry and he will make you cry too.”