After the humongous success of Golmaal Again (2017) and Stree (2018), the genre of horror comedy has found a lot many takers in Bollywood. If sources are to be believed, there are many filmmakers who are working on scripts which revolve around the said genre. The latest we hear that director Pawan Kriplani, who has previously helmed such successful horror films as Phobia (2016) and Ragini MMS (2011), is also planning a horror comedy movie. According to reports, the director has roped in Manmarziya (2018) actor Abhishek Bachchan to play the male lead in the film.
Though the makers are yet to make an official announcement regarding the film and its title, a source close to the development reveals that the project has been titled Tantrik. If all goes well, it will hit the shooting floor in 2019 in Mumbai. “Pawan is still finalising the other locations and is also scouting for a leading lady opposite Abhishek,” the source divulges.
Besides Tantrik, Junior Bachchan also headlines Sarvesh Mewar’s much-awaited film Gulab Jamun which brings him together on the silver screen with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after a huge gap of eight years. The duo was last seen together in Mani Ratnam’s 2010 film Raavan.
In his long career, Abhishek Bachchan has never worked in a horror comedy before. We hope he enjoys this new experience and delivers a movie which goes on to pull in huge moolah at the cash counter upon its theatrical release.