The upcoming film will be directed by Milind Dhaimade of ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’ fame

The upcoming film will be directed by Milind Dhaimade of ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’ fame

Lionsgate India Studios on Monday announced its foray into feature film production with an untitled Hindi movie, starring Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Shraddha Srinath.

Described as a coming-of-age story, the upcoming film will be directed by Milind Dhaimade of Tu Hai Mera Sunday fame.

At the core of the family drama, which uses comedy as the main premise, is the relationship between a mother and her son, said the press release.

Rohit Jain, the MD of South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate, said that the company is excited about the project, which is the first of many planned projects. “With Milind at the helm of it, each character has been cast perfectly to depict this beautiful story that we’re sure audiences will love. We are running at a rapid pace with 8-10 grand projects in the pipeline, within a year – expect big announcements coming your way soon from the Lionsgate India Studios’ desk.”

Director Milind said in a statement that he is excited about collaborating with Lionsgate for the project. “For me, it’s very critical who is partnering with you in creating the film, since a film is made even before it goes on the floor. All the ingredients that are necessary to put the film together have already been decided. I feel in this aspect Lionsgate India Studios’ vision for the film, along with a stellar cast will be wonderfully refreshing. This is a mother-son relationship that will resonate with everyone irrespective of region, and our casting will help audiences across India connect to a relatable story.”

Neetu said that she fell in love with the film’s script the moment she read it. “It goes beyond the regular mother-son story and explores a different side that sets a unique tone to the rom-com genre. I am excited to be part of Lionsgate Studios’ first production, in a movie, I believe will touch hearts and remain close to my heart.”

Sunny described the film as “an ode to all the mothers, their wishes and sacrifices”.

“I am really looking forward to working with Milind sir, Lionsgate India Studios and Neetu ji on this special project,” the Shiddat actor said.

Shraddha, best known for films such as U Turn (Kannada), Vikram Vedha (Tamil), and Jersey (Telugu), said that she is happy to be part of this project.

“This is a sweet, warm, delightful script. I remember smiling from ear to ear while reading it. We are all so busy watching and making dark, thrilling, and mind-bending content; there aren’t enough films that focus on moments and relationships and the simplicity of life.”

“I’d watched Milind sir’s previous work way before I met him and truly enjoyed watching ‘ Tu Hai Mera Sunday‘. I’m glad Lionsgate India Studios sees the film for the gem that it is. I can’t wait to breathe life into the character and create magic on screen,” she added.

Since last year, through STARZ streaming service, Lionsgate Play has produced Indian shows such as Hiccups & Hookups, Jugaadistan, and Feels Like Home.

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