After the success of Stree, actor Rajkummar Rao has signed another untitled horror comedy with Dinesh Vijan. The film which will revolve around the same genre as Stree has been even given an interesting title. Their upcoming venture will be called Rooh-Afza.
The film revolves around a singing ghost who puts grooms to sleep so it can possess their brides.
Every time there is a wedding in town, local women come together to keep the groom awake through the first night in a bid to avoid the wrath of the ghost, read a press release.
#NewsAlert: Producers Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s first collaboration - a horror-comedy - gets a title... It will be called Rooh-Afza... Stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma... Director and remaining cast yet to be finalised. #RoohAfza— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 27, 2019
Co-produced by "Stree" producer Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Lamba, director of the "Fukrey" franchise, "Rooh-Afza" features Rajkummar in the lead along with Varun Sharma.
The film will be set in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad and will see another ghost trying to capture newly-wed men.
Rooh-Afza will mark Rajkummar and Dinesh Vijan's third outing, after Stree they have been working on their upcoming titled Made In China which also stars Mouni Roy. Dinesh told Mumbai Mirror, "Even though the film is named after a refreshing summer drink, there is nothing sweet about Rooh-Afza."
#Stree producer Dinesh Vijan joins hands with #Fukrey director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba... The duo will *jointly produce* a horror-comedy... Stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma... Official announcement: pic.twitter.com/fvLGi0HpA6— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 17, 2018
As per the reports, the film will see yet another ghost trying to capture newly-wed men. The story will be knitted around every time a wedding happens in the town, the women come together to keep the groom awake through his first night in a bid to avoid the unfortunate act.
The reports further state, the film will have Fukrey star Varun Sharma popularly known as Choocha alongside Rajkummar. The film is currently in the scripting stage and might go on the floor later this year. The horror-comedy will revolve around the small town boys and their encounters with supernatural powers and will be shot in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad.
The leading lady for the film has not been finalised yet, but the makers will soon zero down the actress.
(With PTI Inputs)