Director Jeethu Joseph, whose Drishyam starring Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles was a mega hit, is all set to direct a Hindi film soon. Drishyam, a family thriller, went on to become one of the biggest hits in the Malayalam film industry and was remade in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well as Sinhalese.
It is now confirmed that Jeethu Joseph, the director of the original version will be wielding the megaphone for a Hindi movie which will mark his debut in Bollywood. On this, he had said in a statement, â€śDirecting a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to start the film at the earliest.â€ť
The film will have Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles. Touted to be a horror thriller, the film will be produced jointly by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Azure Entertainment.
Interestingly, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures had bankrolled the Hindi version of Drishyam with Ajay Devgn in the lead. Nishikant Kamal had directed Drishyamâ€™s Hindi version and the production house, Viacom was keen on teaming up with Jeethu Joseph once again. On working with Jeethu Joseph, Emraan Hashmi reportedly told, â€śI'm really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things , I'm confident the film will be a game changer.â€ť
With Jeethu Joseph making his debut in Bollywood with a horror thriller, a genre that has a huge set of followers, the excitement levels are building up for sure.
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