Bhumi Pednekar seems to be on a roll and I’m absolutely loving her choices. While she’s been garnering accolades for her role in Badhaai Do, the actress also has an interesting line-up of films ahead. Bhumi will now be teaming up with Nawazuddin Siddiqui for a film titled Afwaah which will be directed by Sudhir Mishra. Now isn’t that interesting? As the name of the film suggests, Afwaah revolves around the subject of rumours and misinformation.
Nawazuddin is known as an actor par excellence and Sudhir Mishra’s work is an all-together different quality. Clearly, I have high expectations from this project which will be produced by Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks and Bhushan Kumar’s T-series.
Talking about this story, Anubhav Sinha says,
“Afwaah is a novel story rooted in the heartland of India. Once we locked Nawaz and Bhumi, we knew we had found actors who’ll take the material off the page and create magic with it.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s last collaboration with Sudhir Mishra, Serious Men, got him a lot of accolades and the actor has been nominated for the International Emmy Awards.
Nawaz adds further,
“Collaborating with Sudhir once again and that too on such a unique subject is such an honour. Both Anubhav and Sudhir are known to delve into larger socially relevant subjects. I value that their cinema is about making a difference. I am glad to be part of a project where they both are collaborators. Bhumi is a fine actor and the chemistry with her will be worth exploring. This will be my first with T-Series and I am looking forward to it.
Mishra is known to tell rather deeper, meaningful stories with quirks and this one seems no different. One expects good quality cinema from a film-maker like him for sure.
Talking about Afwaah, Mishra adds,
“It’s a story I have lived with for a long time and I have only worked each day to make it quirky and twisted. Beneath all of the quirkiness lies a crucial message which I want my viewers to take back home with them. Bhumi and Nawaz are both such powerhouse performers and together they bring a fresh chemistry. I can’t wait to be on set with them.”
While this is the first time Bhumi teams up with Nawaz and Mishra, the actress has collaborated with Anubhav Sinha and T-series for Bheed. This makes her absolutely look forward to the film.
“Nawazuddin Siddiqui is easily one of best actors we have in the country. When you are working with such a proficient actor, it makes you want to double your effort. Sudhir sir has always been on my bucket list.”
The film is set to go on floors soon and will be shot in Alwar, Rajasthan. The actors are slated to begin workshops this month itself. I’m super excited for this. Afwaah better be as entertaining to the viewers with a message that let’s people stop spreading rumours! Because come on, it’s high time. Don’t you think?