Sushant Singh Rajput is on a roll. The 31-year-old actor has been busy signing films after films. If he already has Chanda Mama Door Ke and Drive in his kitty, the PK actor has grabbed yet another project. Sushant will now be seen in Abhishek Chaubey’s next which revolves around Chambal dacoits and is set in the 1970s.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Sushant will romance Bhumi Pednekar in the film. A source was quoted as telling the daily, “Like Sushant, Bhumi too plays a dacoit. She plays his love interest and gave the nod a month ago. The film will be shot in the Chambal ravines and will roll early next year. Abhishek and his team has already begun scouting for locations.”
Sudip Sharma, who has co-written the script with Abhishek, earlier told the daily that he went to Chamabl for the initial research and met some reformed dacoits. “Some of them have more than 80 murder charges on them. Everyone has heard horror stories about the dacoits of Chambal but I’ve realised the reality is quite different from what Hindi films portray. We aim to capture that reality,” he had said.
It is for the first time that Sushant and Bhumi will share screen space. Bhumi, who is awaiting the release of Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, has grabbed her next project.
Meanwhile, Sushant has begun prepping up for Chanda Mama Door Ke. He will essay the role of an astronaut in the film.