Most recently seen in Red Chillies Entertainment’s web-series Bard of Blood (2019), which premiered on Netflix, Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi has a number of projects on his plate. He is currently shooting for filmmaker Sanjay Gupta’s next directorial Mumbai Saga with John Abraham and Kajal Agarwal. He has also wrapped up his much-awaited film, Chehre, with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Before starting work on the aforementioned projects, Emraan Hashmi had shot for a suspense thriller titled The Body. Directed by well-known Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, the movie is inspired by the blockbuster Spanish thriller El Cuerpo (2012). It revolves around a police officer who is searching for a dead body gone missing from a morgue. Besides Emraan Hashmi, the mystery thriller also features Rishi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala and Vedhika on its star cast.
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Today, the makers announced the official release date of the film. The Body will be entering theatres on 13th December, 2019. Apart from announcing the release date, the makers also unveiled the official poster of the film wherein blood can be seen spilling on a floor from a wine glass. “This December, join the search to find The Body. Unravel the mystery on Friday the 13th,” Emraan wrote on Instagram.
Apparently, the makers were earlier planning to release the film in June. However, the project had to be postponed as director Jeethu Joseph was busy with his other directorial commitments down South. Emraan was also shooting for Chehre with Amitabh Bachchan, and Rishi Kapoor, who plays an investigative officer in the film, was in New York for treatment, so it was not possible for all to take out time for its promotion in June.
The Body is produced by Azure Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.