The director of 1921 (2018) has reportedly signed on Sharma to play the lead in his upcoming thriller.
Vikram Bhatt signs on Nia Sharma for upcoming feature
Mumbai - 03 Apr 2018 16:00 IST
While his last film might not have worked on the big screen, director Vikram Bhatt has not yet given up on the genre of thrillers. The director has now cast actress Nia Sharma in the lead role for his upcoming thriller. Bhatt launched his own OTT platform, VBonTheWeb in February, which offered a platform to several of his digital programmes including Twisted, Maya, Tantra and Hadh.
Sharma has already been a part of Bhatt's Twisted series, and is set to make her debut on the big screen with his upcoming thriller. The director is yet to decide on a male lead for the film.
A spokesperson said, "Vikram Bhatt has just begun planning his next film after the success of his OTT platform. The thriller mastermind has just signed Nia Sharma, the actress from the web series Twisted 2. While details of the film are still being etched out, the actor and director will be coming together for their first full length feature. Vikram aims to make it different from anything he has made in the past. He wants to surprise audiences with not only the story but Nia's look in the film.”
Bhatt last directed the Zarine Khan-starrer, 1921, a continuation of the 1920 franchise series.