Well-known filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar’s latest film Helicopter Eela, starring Kajol and Riddhi Sen in lead roles, may not have worked well at the ticket window, but the director is unfazed by its performance and has started work on his next project. And if reports are to be believed, his next directorial venture may feature actor Ali Fazal in a prominent part.
“Ali will play the male lead in what is being touted as a unique love story set in a small town. It is for the first time that we will hear Pradeep Sarkar tell a story from a man’s perspective, and Ali will get to play a powerful character on screen,” a source close to the development reveals to a national daily.
Reportedly, after finalizing Ali Fazal for the male lead, the makers are now looking at roping in the female lead for the project. If all goes well, the movie will hit the shooting floor in the month of November this year.
More details are awaited.