Acclaimed filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is ready with his next film, Daas Dev, a reverse take on distinguished novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novel, Devdas. The director is returning to direction after a long period of four years. He last directed Inkaar in 2013, starring Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh.

Starring Rahul Bhat as Dev, Richa Chadha as Paro and Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandni, Daas Dev is set in the modern time of hinterland India against the backdrop of politics.

“I think it’s my right to use everything from my heritage, so I can play with it as long as I admit to it. I admit that I took Devdas and the three characters Dev, Paro, and Chandramukhi,” Sudhir Mishra said.

“Ultimately it became a film about power as it gets into the way of love. It became a reverse journey because if Devdas is a journey from a noble person to a ‘Das’, this is a journey from ‘Das’ – a person who is a slave to his addictions and the dynastic ambitions of his family, to Dev,” he added.

A romantic thriller, Daas Dev is slated to hit screens on February 16 theatres worldwide., said a statement.