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Raghav Junyal, Abhishek Chauhan join Sanjay Mishra in Bahut Hua Sammaan

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The comedy has been written by Avinash Singh and Vijay Narayan Verma and directed by Ashish R Shukla.

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After their Urdu film Hamid (2019) won two National awards last Friday, 9 August, the production house Yoodlee Films' next, Bahut Hua Sammaan, has already begun production in Mumbai.

The comedy, directed by Ashish R Shukla, follows two engineering students who are known for undertaking con jobs at their college and will be shot in Mumbai over the next few months.

Dancer/choreographer-turned-actor Raghav Junyal and newcomer Abhishek Chauhan play the two young leads. The ensemble cast includes Sanjay Mishra, Ram Kapoor, Nidhi Singh, Namit Das and Flora Saini.

Written by Avinash Singh and Vijay Narayan Verma, the comic caper revolves around the students' plan to rob their campus bank, egged on by Baba, a 50-year-old 'student' and Marxist.

During their scheme, they come across "a tough female cop desperate to conceive, a ruthless assassin out there to kill, [and] a conspiracy with a nationwide impact". It's a perfect recipe for disaster.

Shukla said in a press release, "Our film is an exciting caper comedy based in Benares, and I am thrilled that I get to explore this space with my film with such a stellar ensemble cast. My endeavour is to create something that can dent the prevalent pop culture that surrounds us, with a sense of sharp wit and irony, in a racy comedy of errors. I am very happy that Yoodlee Films has come on board to help me put this story on screen.”

Siddharth Anand Kumar, the producer, said, "Bahut Hua Sammaan is a sparkling heartland caper comedy that delivers a relevant message by the end but never flags on hilarity and bizarreness. We have assembled our best ensemble cast ever, who are bringing in a lot of heart and madness in their performances. With Ashish Shukla at the helm, this promises to be a racy, quirky comedic thrill ride and we can't wait for it to come together. This is another firm confident stride in the search of Yoodlee Films for engaging, entertaining and relevant content for a discerning audience."