Ever since Akshay Kumar announced his next production venture, Durgavati, headlined by Bhumi Pednekar, the movie has created a lot of buzz.
The curiosity around the cast of the film is even more intense. Recently there were reports about Arshad Warsi, Karan Kapadia and Mahie Gill being a part of the horror drama, however, Bhumi Pednekar has confirmed to Warsi officially being a part of the film.
Bhumi confirmed Warsi’s addition to the team in a tweet which reads:
“Welcome on board @ArshadWarsi sir, I have adored you for years and am so excited to finally get a chance to work with you 🙂 Thank you for becoming a part of this special film #Durgavati.”
The actor himself also shared this news: “Excited to have joined the stellar cast and crew of #Durgavati today. Looking forward to a thrilling ride!
@akshaykumar @bhumipednekar @JisshuUSengupta #Ashok @itsBhushanKumar @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent @TSeries #CapeOfGoodFilms.”
Bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Akshay Kumar, and Vikram Malhotra, Durgavati is the Hindi remake of Telugu horror film Bhaagamathie.
The original film starred Anushka Shetty and was a full-throttle horror film.
Directed by Ashok G, Durgavati will reportedly revolve around a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.
The filming of Durgavati has already begun in Madhya Pradesh and the film will be shot across several real locations like Moti Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal’s Old Central jail amongst many others.
Pednekar recently won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of elderly sharpshooter Chandro Tomar in Saand Ki Aankh.