Sherlyn Chopra has been signed on to play a double role in Satellite Pictures’ next venture. The film is slated to go on floors as soon as the actress wraps up the shooting of her bilingual film.
The movie, which is yet untitled, will be produced by Subhash Choudhary and Shaila. One might remember that the producer duo’s earlier production Filmistaan bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2012.
In sharp contrast to the award-winning film that had debutant actors, the makers were keen to sign on an established actress for their next. “The premise of this film is much more challenging than that of Filmistaan. We were aware that the lead role was a rather difficult one. So we thought that we would need a talented and established actress to play the protagonist,” says Subhash.
The two add that while they were considering a few actresses, it was the film’s casting director, DK Shroff, who recommended Sherlyn for the role. Says Shaila, “When we met her, we realised that there is more than meets the eye. Sherlyn’s personality has multiple layers, which makes her very intriguing as an individual. And it is because of this very trait that we felt she would be able to add a new dimension to her characters. The film will be shot across India and shall hopefully be ready for release in 2016.”
While they are excited about their second venture, the producers also state that they are still trying to find their footing in the industry.
“Although our debut theatrical release bagged a National Award, we still consider ourselves new players in the business of filmmaking. We are willing to learn the ways and techniques of storytelling over time, and are always trying to give our best shot,” concludes Subhash.