After Andhadun, Sriram Raghavan to helm Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal biopic

Renowned filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, who has to his credit such critically and commercially successful films as Ek Haseena Thi (2004), Johnny Gaddaar (2007) and Badlapur (2015), is gearing himself up for the release of his next Andhadun, starring Tabu, Radhika Apte and Ayushmann Khurrana.

After mystery thriller Andhadun hits the cinema screens on 5th October, the director will commence work on a biopic based on the life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. The biopic will be written by popular screenwriter Ritesh Shah.

Talking about the project, Raghavan says, “Ritesh Shah is writing the script. It’s actually two stories in one film — one of a soldier martyred at a young age and the other of his father. I will start casting after the script is locked and spend some time prepping for it. We start shooting next year.”

The untitled film will be produced by Dinesh Vijan who also bankrolled Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod (2012) and Badlapur.