Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bhumi Pednekar to star in Sudhir Mishra’s quirky thriller Afwaah

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Here is some exciting new movie news” Anubhav Sinha is all set to produce Sudhir Mishra’s next film titled AFWAAH. If that was not cool enough they are bringing together the two talent powerhouses Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bhumi Pednekar in the T-Series production.

Earlier we’d heard that long-time friends Sinha and Mishra were collaborating on a project. Now we finally can get some details of theirnew movie. Said to be a quirky thriller the film is titled AFWAAH.

Discussing the project, Mishra tells us, “It’s a story I have lived with for a long time and I have only worked each day to make it quirky and twisted. Beneath all of the quirkiness lies a crucial message which I want my viewers to take back home with them. Bhumi and Nawaz are both such powerhouse performers and together they bring a fresh chemistry. I can’t wait to be on set with them.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui says, “Working with Sudhir on Serious Men was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career. Collaborating with him once again and that too on such a unique subject is such an honour. Both Anubhav and Sudhir are known to delve into larger socially relevant subjects. I value that their cinema is about making a difference. I am glad to be part of a project where they both are collaborators. Bhumi is a fine actor and the chemistry with her will be worth exploring. This will be my first with T-Series and I am looking forward to it.

Bhumi echoes the sentiment adding, “Nawazuddin Siddiqui is easily one of best actors we have in the country. When you are working with such a proficient actor, it makes you want to double your effort. Sudhir sir has always been on my bucket list. It is even more special because I am collaborating with Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar again after Bheed. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this project.”

Producer Anubhav Sinha Is excited about the story and casting, “AFWAAH is a novel story rooted in the heartland of India and I am very excited to have this powerhouse of talent to front lead it. Once we locked Nawaz and Bhumi, we knew we had found actors who’ll take the material off page and create magic with it.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series adds, “Everytime I work with Anubhav Sinha, it’s an association worth remembering. What started with Thappad, has now fructified into a long-term bond that extends over multiple movies. With Anek and Bheed, I have seen his grit and ability to tell masterful stories. Sudhir Mishra, is a filmmaker with a fiery unputdownable voice and with talent like Bhumi and Nawaz the film will only soar to greater heights.”

What strikes most about the film more than its talented actors, fine director and solid producers, is its catchy title. AFWAAH that literally translates to rumours evidently takes on the subject of rumour mongering and misinformation. How Sudhir handles the subject is an interesting one to look out for. Meanwhile, the makers are expected to begin workshops this month. The film will be on floors soon and will be shot in an elaborate schedule in Alwar, Rajasthan.

Gulshan Kumar’s T-series & Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks present AFWAAH, directed by Sudhir Mishra, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishnan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha.

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