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Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey sign on for bloody love story, Haseen Dillruba

The murder mystery, due to be released on 18 September 2020, is directed by Vinil Mathew and written by Kanika Dhillon.

Sonal Pandya

Writer Kanika Dhillon and actress Taapsee Pannu are reuniting once again after Manmarziyaan (2018). The actress has signed on for the writer's next, Haseen Dillruba, a murder mystery directed by Vinil Mathew, with actor Vikrant Massey alongside her. The film is due to be released on 18 September 2020.

The film will be produced by Aanand L Rai's Colour Yellow Productions, Himanshu Sharma and Eros International. The announcement was made earlier today.

"Haseen Dillruba is a murder mystery within a twisted love story, a genre we have not explored before. Really looking forward to entertain and engage the audience with this edgy script," Rai said in a statement. He has also produced Manmarziyaan (2018) which was directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Along with the announcement, a poster of Haseen Dillruba show a woman standing in a pool of blood, with a large knife and a Hindi novel Vahshi strewn about the floor. She has lifted her sari, so as to not get the bloodstains on them.

It's unclear if this is Pannu's character. She shared a quote about her character stating, "I may be (sic) bad but I'm perfectly good at it," indicating that like Andhadhun (2018) this one will feature a lead character with several grey shades.

Mathew made his directorial debut with Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. Composer Amit Trivedi is also coming on board to score the music.