The incredible writing duo Garima Wahal and Siddharth Singh, known has Siddharth-Garima, have given film fans some brilliant words both as story, screenplay, dialogue writers and lyricists. If you have seen Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat you know their work. Not only that, they have also written for Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Kabir Singh, the upcoming Animal and more. Now they are adding a new line and taking on a new challenge.
Sony Pictures Films India’s Saale Aashiq will mark the directorial debut of Siddharth – Garima. The gritty youth drama, is set to go on the floor in the second half of 2021.
Excited about the association, Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Films India says, “Over the last couple of years as we have ramped up our local production, we have especially focused on partnering with and nurturing new and young talent. Be it writers, directors, or actors; we are extremely supportive of creating an ecosystem that brings forth new stories, offers fresh perspectives, and highlights genuine talent. Siddharth and Garima have enthralled audiences worldwide with their rich, vibrant characters and stories. It’s high time that they turn directors. We are excited to be with them on this journey with Saale Aashiq. It’s a story that is set to resonate with the youth of our times.”
Siddharth-Garima says, “The kind of stories that we want to tell need to have a very strong social message at heart. We are glad that Sony Pictures Films India is equally excited to take it ahead. The studio has a team with great passion and creativity to lead the film. We are super excited to be associated with them.”
On social media, the duo described Saale Aashiq as love-soaked and bloodlorn and a story that must be told. Call us even more intrigued.
From our fascinating in-depth interviews with them (be sure to check them out) this seems like such a natural and perfect progression. We can’t wait to see this film come alive onscreen! Watch this space for much more.