Bollywood star Rajkummar Rao, who is presently on cloud nine as his latest film Stree (2018) is gearing up to get the title of the year’s biggest blockbuster in terms of ROI, has joined hands with his favourite filmmaker Hansal Mehta for a social comedy called Turram Khan.
The duo last worked together on Omerta (2018), which opened to critical acclaim in May this year. While all of their previous collaborations have been quite serious in nature, Turram Khan will be a light-hearted social comedy.
To be produced by Ajay Devgn and Luv Ranjan, Turram Khan also reunites Rao with his Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) co-star Nushrat Bharucha after a massive gap of 8 years.
Talking about the film, his director and co-star, Rao says, “Turram Khan is a comedy that the audience will take back home. Hansal sir has played an instrumental role in my career. He has created some interesting and memorable characters for me, and I trust him blindly. Also, I have known Nushrat since our days of attending auditions and screen tests. So, I am sure that this is going to be a fun collaboration.”
Director Hansal Mehta is also elated to work on a comic-caper for the first time. “It is a new chapter in my filmography with Raj (Rajkummar), whose success I see as a vindication of my belief in him. It is also wonderful to be working with Nushrat, whose work I’ve followed and liked immensely in the past. This is my first out-and-out comedy and it is like making my debut all over again.”
The film begins its shoot in November, 2018.