Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi, who is known for such successful films as Murder (2004), Zeher (2005), Gangster (2006) and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010) to name a few, has started shooting for his next film Ezra in Mauritius. The makers took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to announce the commencement of the first schedule of the film.
For the unversed, Ezra is an official remake of the hit Malayalam movie of the same name. The original film starred Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role and turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2017. Jay Krishnan, who directed the original movie, has come on board to helm the remake as well.
The remake, which was announced a couple of months ago, will be produced by Panorama Studios Production in association with T-Series Films. Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Kishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak are backing the project.
Emraan Hashmi, who was last seen in T-Series Films’ Why Cheat India (2019), which failed to do any wonder at the box-office and turned out to be a big loss-making affair for the makers, is not new to the genre of horror. In the past, he has starred in a couple of horror films such as Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009), Raaz 3 (2012) and Ek Thi Daayan (2013).
Besides Ezra, Hashmi has a number of interesting projects in his hand at the moment. He will soon be seen sharing the screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in Rumi Jaffery’s suspense thriller Chehre. He has also been signed on to play one of the lead characters in filmmaker Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming directorial venture Mumbai Saga. The gangster drama also stars John Abraham, Suniel Shetty and Jackie Shroff in important roles.