Producer Shaailesh R Singh is in full swing with his two star-studded projects Mental Hai Kya and Jabariya Jodi. The movies are produced under the banner of Karma Media and Entertainment.
Now he is all set to begin shooting for his next film Hurdang. The film is a love story inspired by true incidents of 1990 Allahabad. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt, the film stars Sunny Kaushal, Nushrat Bharucha and Vijay Varma.
Talking about the story of the film Nikhil Bhatt said, “This is a story inspired by true incidents. In the year 1990, as a kid, I saw thousands of youngsters getting involved in the fight for their rights, the students fought for two whole years. They were angry for being taken for granted and for two years the students’ lives came to a standstill. Every other day there was a bandh or a dharna. The students’ agitation was not politically motivated; they were fighting for their rights. Lots of lives were lost and lots of lives were rendered directionless. They say, love stories coming out of duress stall tall. Hurdang is a love story set in these times.”
Nikhil added, “I am very glad that I got this opportunity to direct this film. Hurdang is a hard-hitting subject that is sure to touch a chord with all.”
Producer Shaailesh R Singh is also excited about the film. He says, “It’s a young, restless love story from the 90s. People in 1990s were innocent and vulnerable. They didn’t have the advantage of technology the way youngsters have now. There was a deep desire to fight for your cause and claim your right.”
Speaking about the cast he said that Sunny, Nushrat and Vijay were natural fits. “Sunny and Nushrat play students coming from different ideologies and backgrounds, but a couple destined to be together. They play childhood lovers who have grown up together. Both Sunny and Nushrat bring innocent and palpable energy, naturally into the story,” he added.
Hurdang is all set to go on floors on July 1.