Emraan Hashmi’s debut production rolls in Lucknow


Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi is set to begin a new journey in his professional life. The actor, who was last seen in Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho (2017), is turning producer with the forthcoming movie, Cheat India. The first schedule of the movie is set to commence on Wednesday in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Cheat India deals with malpractices in the Indian education system. A major portion of the movie will be shot in Lucknow. Over 70 local actors have been hired for the first schedule of the film.

“The team is in the city for a 35-day schedule. We will be shooting all over the city, covering colleges, restaurants, university campuses and houses that have been booked for the shoot. We arrived on location over the weekend to start prep ahead of the shoot,” a source from the production team reveals to an Indian tabloid.

Apart from producing the movie, Emraan Hashmi headlines it too. The actor is happy that his first production venture is being shot in Lucknow.

“I’m glad that my first home production is about a subject that is topical, relevant and volatile. Every Indian student and parent will relate to it. This is the first time I’m shooting in Uttar Pradesh so it’s a different milieu for me. I’ve been reading extensively with the team members, most of whom hail from the region. Even the look-referencing is being done meticulously. I have great production partners, so I am feeling like a stress-free actor and producer,” said the actor.

Cheat India is being helmed by Soumik Sen.