Anshuman Jha has carefully created a reputation of a fearless artiste on stage & on-screen over the years and he is all set to push his boundaries by turning filmmaker with black comedy thriller titled ‘Lord Curzon Ki Haveli’.
The film is penned by the Award-winning writer of ‘Chauranga’ – Bikas Mishra who has previously won an award for writing the Best Film at MAMI 2014, of which Jha was a part of the cast.
The film is expected to go on floors in February in London It was previously announced that Arjun Mathur and Tanishtha Chatterjee will be playing the first lead couple. Rasika Duggal, who just finished shooting Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy will be joining the cast soon as the leading lady forming the second couple. Parambrata, who was last seen opposite Anushka Sharma in the horror film Pari and the iconic Kahaani before that, will be seen playing Rasika’s husband in the film.
The film is a dark comedy set inside a haveli that involves two couples and a Pizza Delivery Boy. Anshuman and Bikas have woven a well fleshed out script where both couples have distinct parts to play. All four of them fit the story well physically and Anshuman, having been an assistant director through his Teens and early 20’s, is looking forward to creating unique characters with this eclectic yet brilliant cast. The casting of the delivery boy is the one that’s underway currently.
Confirming the news, Anshuman tells us, “I am thankful to have landed actors who are so exemplary at their craft. Each of them fit the part and it’s going to be a fun experience shooting with them as a Maker, for a change, having worked with them as co-actors earlier. I know having such a good cast makes my job a little easier but I have the additional responsibility of living up to each of their standards. But this screenplay by Bikas Mishra is a unique one & I am stoked to tell this tale”