Handsome Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi, who has not tasted box-office success for a quite while now, has signed on to produce and star in an upcoming Hindi feature film, titled Father’s Day.

Based on Gujarati author Praful Shah’s popular book Drishyam Adrishyam, the film tells an emotional father-son story. It is inspired from a real-life detective Suryakant Bhande Patil, who has solved 120 child kidnapping cases for free. Hashmi plays Suryakant Bhande Patil in the movie.

Talking about his new project, Emraan says, “Suryakantji’s story is heartbreaking but very inspiring. It’s rare to find a person who has dedicated his whole life to helping find the kidnapped children of others, that too for free. I am proud to be playing him in the film.”

The movie will be directed by debutant filmmaker Shantanu Baagchi from a script written by Ritesh Shah. Emraan Hashmi will produce it under his home banner, Emraan Hashmi Films, in association with Priya Gupta and Kalpana Udyawar.

Director Shantanu Baagchi, who has previously made over 300 ad films, says, “This film does all three and the wonderful thing is that the inspiring story is based on the life of a real person.”

Emraan Hashmi is currently shooting for his maiden production venture, Cheat India.