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After garnering positive response for Mulk (2018), Taapsee Pannu and Anubhav Sinha are reportedly back to join forces once again. Titled Thappad, their next film is also a socio-political drama inspired by true-life incidents. Set to begin production in August, the movie will be shot in Delhi.

A well-placed source reveals that Sinha had decided to rope in Taapsee Pannu for Thappad while they were still working on Mulk.

“Anubhav had decided on casting her while they were still shooting Mulk. It’s a female-oriented subject that defies narratives typecasting women. It questions the society and will deliver a poignant message on world domination by women. Taapsee’s protagonist will be a middle-class girl,” the source reveals.

Anubhav, who has just wrapped up his next film, Article 15, is planning to release Thappad on the International Women’s Day weekend in 2020. Apart from calling the shots, he will also produce the film.

“Anubhav is also producing the film and plans to release it on the International Women’s Day weekend in 2020. The film will feature a strong supporting cast. Readings and workshops will commence closer to the shooting date,” the source adds.