After the success of their dark thriller NH10, brother-sister duo Karnesh and Anushka Sharma are back with their second production Phillauri, which the actor says is a romantic film with lots of “drama and craziness”.
The film is set against the backdrop of a Punjabi marriage but Anushka says it is not a wedding drama. “Wedding in the movie is just the backdrop of the story. Phillauri has got shades of drama, craziness and really interesting characters. It is romantic, fun and at the same time very intriguing. The story is set in Phillaur district of Punjab,” said Anushka. Being directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka- Karnesh’s Clean Slate Films and Fox Star Studios, the movie will have Anushka, Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma of Life of Pi fame and Mehreen Pirzada in important roles. The shooting will begin in mid-April and it will be a start-to-finish schedule till June. “We are in the process of letting go. We are standing at the edge of the pool and ready to jump,” the producers said. It is the first out-and-out Bollywood movie for Suraj, who shot to global fame with Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. “I saw Suraj in Million Dollar Arm and realised he is pretty similar to what we were looking for the movie. It is a fresh casting. We feel both Suraj and Diljit bring raw energy to the movie,” Karnesh said.