Sujoy Ghosh is directing the Hindi adaptation of the best-selling Japanese romantic thriller “The Devotion Of Suspect X” written by best-selling author Keigo Higashino.
While the film has already been made in Japanese and Korean languages, the same is currently being made in Hollywood too. The book is an atmospheric thriller about a desperate woman craving a peaceful life, but who ends up killing her abusive ex-husband. The next-door neighbour helps hide the body and improvises a cover-up. When the body is eventually found, a determined investigator senses that something is amiss, thereby giving rise to a thrilling cat-and-mouse game.
Saif Ali Khan has been finalised for playing the investigator in the film. It is now confirmed that Kangana Ranaut will be playing the role of the woman. You would recall that Saif and Kangana had coincidentally been paired opposite each other in Reema Kagti’s love story. But due to financial differences between the producers and Saif, he opted out of the film.
Since Reema’s film was taking a little time to start, we have now learnt that due to date issues, Kangana has also decided to opt out of her film as she has now given her dates to Sujoy for his film. While Reema is sure to find her lead cast again, Sujoy is all set to start shooting his film from April this year with both Saif and Kangana, who it seems must have been truly destined to work together in a film.