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Aanand L Rai to co-produce Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz

The Raanjhana (2012) director is set to produce Kashyap's next film on a boxer in Uttar Pradesh.

Aanand L Rai. Photo: Shutterbugs Images

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Filmmakers Aanand L Rai and Anurag Kashyap have joined hands for the first time for the upcoming film, Mukkabaaz.

Rai will co-produce the film along with Phantom Films and Eros International, while Kashyap will serve as the director. The film will release under the banner of Rai's Colour Yellow Productions.

"Aanand L Rai and Anurag Kashyap. Two different worlds step into the ring this November. ‘Mukkabaaz' on November 10," read a post on the official Twitter handle of the production banner.

A 21-second audio teaser was also released on Twitter by the production house. According to the teaser, the film will narrate the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh who falls in love with a Brahmin girl.

Speculations apart, the plot details and information about the cast are yet to be revealed.

Rai is known for directing films like Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa. Kashyap, meanwhile, is best known for movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly and Black Friday.

The music is also a mark of the rapper DIVINE, who will be making his film debut with the project. Speaking about the film, the hip-hop artist said, "This was for my favourite director, with my favourite producer and my debut. I gave whatever I had."

— With inputs from IANS