Arjun Rampal, who is currently shooting for Dhaakad starring Kangana Ranaut, seems to have a busy year. The actor has signed a new project that revolves around the serious issue of rape.

After kickstarting the year with Zee5’s courtroom psychological drama ‘Nail Polish’ where he played a high-profile defence lawyer to a famous social activist, Arjun is all geared up to shoot for at least four more projects in the coming months.

His new project, The Rapist will also star Konkona Sensharma alongside, bringing them together for the second time after Venod Mitra’s 2013 independent anthology film Meridian Lines that told the story of seven troubled strangers. Konkona’s mother and celebrated Bengali filmmaker Aparna Sen is helming the film produced by Applause Entertainment.

Talking about the film, a source close to the development revealed—“The Rapist is a hard-hitting drama that examines how much of society is responsible for producing rapists. It’s about the victim’s trauma, the circumstances, and how a woman deals with it. The pre-production has already started and will get off the ground officially in March”.

The Rapist is believed to be like any other critically-acclaimed Aparna Sen project that presents socio-political realities in the most sensible manner. The film is touted to be as political and outspoken as her films such as 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Paroma (1984), Yugant (1995), Mr. & Mrs Iyer (2002) among others. The Arjun Rampal- Konkona Sen Sharma film will mark the filmmaker’s third Hindi outing after Saari Raat (2015) and the highly intellectual Sonata (2017) revolving around three middle-aged women.

I am extremely excited about this one and sure can’t wait for the actors to create magic on the screen.