Rajkummar Rao has signed another untitled horror comedy to be directed by Fukrey director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.
The film will be backed by Dinesh Vijan, who also produced Stree and is currently working with Rajkummar on Made In China alongside Mouni Roy.
“Raj plays a small-time goon whose plans go haywire when he discovers that he might be in store for some supernatural encounters.
You can be sure he will be as riveting as Stree’s ladies’ tailor, chasing after a ghost,” Dinesh said in a statement. The horror-comedy, which rolls early next year, also features Varun Sharma.
It will be filmed in Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles the story of two village idiots who get stuck in a frightful situation but their fool-hardy shenanigans never stop.
Mrigdeep says Raj and Varun are a “stellar combination” that nobody has explored.
“Though Raj has proved his comic timing in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Stree, here he will have to shed every bit of himself and get into the skin of this self-proclaimed village hero, who is actually a fool,” he says.
The female lead has not been locked yet and Dinesh says much like Stree, the female character will be “the focal point and game changer for the film.” The film is scheduled for a January 2020 release.
In addition to Made In China, will be sharing screen-space again with Kangana Ranaut in Mental Hai Kya directed by Prakash Kovelamudi.
There are also reports of Rajkummar sharing screen space with Deepika Padukone in director Meghna Gulzar’s next film, which revolves around a survivor of an acid attack.