The thriller, directed by Ghosh, also stars Taapsee Pannu.
Shoot of Sujoy Ghosh's Badla begins in Scotland, Amitabh Bachchan to join soon
Mumbai - 14 Jun 2018 15:33 IST
Writer-director Sujoy Ghosh's next Badla began shooting in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday (13 June). The filmmaker reunites Pink (2016) co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu for his thriller.
no matter how prepared you are -- you are never prepared for your shoot!— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) June 13, 2018
Ghosh's last film was Kahaani 2 (2016), starring Vidya Balan. He won the National Award for Best Screenplay and the Filmfare award for best director for Kahaani (2012).
Badla (2019) is an official remake of the Spanish film Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) which released theatrically in Spain in 2017.
Both Pannu and Bachchan seem excited about their upcoming collaboration. Bachchan, who has yet to reach the Badla set, wrote, "T 2837 - "BADLA", the film starts now .. I mean NOW in Glasgow .. all the very best Sujoy .. fatafati .. !! Joining you soon .. and greetings to the Producer and Production teams and crew."
T 2837 - "BADLA" , the film starts now .. I mean NOW in Glasgow .. all the very best Sujoy .. fatafati .. !! Joining you soon .. and greetings to the Producer and Production teams and crew ..ðððð pic.twitter.com/0Gspgtfhyh— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 14, 2018
In a statement, Pannu said, "This is going to be a riveting thriller. It’s Sujoy’s favourite genre and I am yet another time out of my comfort zone which I actually enjoy the most. When you are in safe hands of a brilliant filmmaker and an ace co-actor there is nothing to fear." She plays an entrepreneur in the film.
The director and his stars had an enjoyable exchange on Twitter when they joked about Ghosh's fear on the first day of the shoot.
darr ke aagey jeet hai pannu. aur jeet mein sunny deol and salman khan hai..— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) June 13, 2018
Aur darr mein Shahrukh ð— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 13, 2018
O ... !!! thanks for this .. booking my flight back, before I reach Glasgow from London .. I always knew you were 'mad', now you proved it .. ð¤ª— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 13, 2018
Badla is likely to be released in 2019.