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Moving on from the disappointment of his last release Aiyaary (2018), which sank at the ticket-window without a trace, popular filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has announced his next directorial venture.

His next will be a remake of the 2017 Thai film Bad Genius. Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and its partner Friday Filmworks’ company Plan C Studios has joined forces with Azure Entertainment to adapt the film for the Indian audience.

Talking about the film, Neeraj Pandey says, “We keep looking for exciting stories and content all the time and Bad Genius is an amazing film. We are looking forward to the re-imagination of the film as per Indian sensibilities and hope our audiences like it.”

Bad Genius is one of the hottest remake properties globally. We thank GDH 559 for entrusting us with this title for the Indian remake. It is a moment of pride for us to be partnering with Neeraj Pandey and Reliance Entertainment on the Hindi adaptation for this title,” says Sunir Kheterpal, CEO of Azure Entertainment.

Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment adds, “We are delighted to partner with Azure Entertainment and hope Bad Genius is as loved in its Hindi avatar”.

Bad Genius is inspired by real-life incidents of students cheating on the exam to make it to Foreign Universities. Besides tackling the issue of cheating on the SAT, the movie also explores themes of class inequality as well as teen social issues.