Director Anubhav Sinha is all set to release his newest film, the political thriller, Anek, on May 13. Sinha reunites with his Article 15 actor Ayushmann Khurrana and Thappad producer Bhushan Kumar to shoot a sharp, hard-hitting socio-political drama in Anek. The film was to earlier release in late March but with the third wave hitting the country, the makers decided to shift the release to May.
Its promising subject that’s kept closely guarded, the film is also Sinha’s most expensive project till date. Mounted on a grand scale Anubhav Sinha shot the film in difficult terrains of North East India. Ayushmann Khurrana will be playing the role of Joshua.
Anubhav Sinha says, “Anek is based on a subject that concerns our country at a deep rooted level. The film is set in a certain social context and aims to celebrate diversity of our nation. It was an incredibly difficult film to make. We shot it in locales hard to navigate and in times that were the most difficult. But the film feels like a triumph of our spirit and I am so proud of what we’ve created.”
Ayushmann wrote on social media, “Thrilled to reunite with @anubhavsinha for a character that pushed me out of my comfort zone & with #BhushanKumar as a support system, #Anek will usher in a different language of cinema.”
Sinha’s frequent collaborator Bhushan Kumar believes in backing strong, content-heavy and unique stories which makes the union with Sinha a solid one. “Anek is a celebration of diversity and an important subject that needs to be brought into the limelight. That’s what made me want to be a part of it. This is a new benchmark Anubhav is setting for the industry by telling such a passionate story.”
Anek, jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks, is all set to release on 13th May, 2022.