Dulquer Salmaan. Image Source: IANS

May 27 : For some time now, there was a buzz that south superstar Dulquer Salmaan and filmmaker R Balki of Cheeni Kum and Paa fame, will team up for a psychological thriller. The rumour has been confirmed on Wednesday, when ace cinematographer PC Sreeram, took to his Twitter account and announced the project. 

PC Sreeram, who worked with Balki in several of his films including Paa, Cheeni Kum and Pad Man, took to his Twitter handle and shared a black-and-white picture with the filmmaker. Sharing the picture, he wrote, “My next project with Balki will have Dulquer Salman. It's a psychological thriller. Eagerly waiting to start work. #RBalki @dulQuer.”

Balki will expand his scope of subjects for his films and will explore a new space as he is all set to make a psychological thriller, for which he has roped in Dulquer Salmaan. 

It is further reported that the makers are planning to start shooting for the untitled film after the second wave of COVID-19 settles down. The film will be shot in Mumbai as it will take advantage of Mumbai’s rainy season as its background. Till now, the makers reportedly plan to start shoot by the end of July.

The film will make Dulquer’s third outing in Bollywood. He had earlier worked in Bollywood films like Karwaan in 2018 starring Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar, as well as in Zoya Factor in 2019 with Sonam Kapoor. R Balki, who made his directorial debut with the 2007 film Cheeni Kum, last directed Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte starrer Pad Man.

It is reported that Balki had been planning to make a thriller for a long time now and had started work on his idea during the lockdown last year. After his idea was developed into a screenplay and the script was ready, the filmmaker felt that Dulquer Salmaan would be the best choice for the role. It is also rumoured that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is likely to be a part of the film in some capacity.

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