Renowned filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who is known for such critically acclaimed films as Shahid (2014), CityLights (2015) and Aligarh to name a few, is all set to work on a light-hearted comedy film Turram Khan, starring his favourite actor Rajkummar Rao in the lead role. Joining them on the project will be Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) fame actress Nushrat Bharucha, who is also known for her outstanding performances in Luv Ranjan’s comic-capers Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) and Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015).
Turram Khan will be Mehta’s first comedy film. It will also reunite Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) actors Rao and Bharucha after eight long years. Mehta says it is going to be wonderful working with both the talents.
“It is a new chapter in my filmography with Raj (Rajkummar), whose success I see as a vindication of my belief in him. It is also wonderful to be working with Nushrat, whose work I’ve followed and liked immensely in the past. This is my first out-and-out comedy and it is like making my debut all over again,” said the director.
Rao, who is presently riding high on the success of his recently released horror-comedy film Stree (2018), also said, “Turram Khan is a comedy that the audience will take back home. Hansal sir has played an instrumental role in my career. He has created some interesting and memorable characters for me, and I trust him blindly. Also, I have known Nushrat since our days of attending auditions and screen tests. So, I am sure that this is going to be a fun collaboration.”
Ajay Devgn and Luv Ranjan will jointly produce Turram Khan which is based in a small town of Uttar Pradesh. The film mounts the shooting floor in November this year.