The film, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, will be directed by Gurmmeet Singh.
Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khatter to star in horror-comedy Phone Bhoot
Mumbai - 20 Jul 2020 14:30 IST
Updated : 14:34 IST
The horror-comedy Phone Bhoot (2021), produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, will star Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter. The film will be directed by Gurmmeet Singh.
The news was shared on Twitter by Excel Entertainment with a tongue-in-cheek reference to Ram Gopal Varma's horror film Darna Mana Hai (2003). “Darna allowed hai [getting scared is allowed], as long as you’re laughing along the way. Phone Bhoot ringing in cinemas near you in 2021,” said the tweet.
Darna allowed hai, as long as you’re laughing along the way. #PhoneBhoot, ringing in cinemas near you in 2021.@gurmmeet #KatrinaKaif @SiddhantChturvD #IshaanKhatter @raviivar @JasvinderBath @ritesh_sid @FarOutAkhtar pic.twitter.com/iPN6dVW2yv— Excel Entertainment (@excelmovies) July 20, 2020
The makers also shared Kaif, Chaturvedi and Khatter’s first look from the film, which has them suited in black and striking a pose.
Chaturvedi came up with a Boomerang video on the first look.
Triple Trouble In Bhoot World!— Siddhant Chaturvedi (@SiddhantChturvD) July 20, 2020
Darna allowed hai, as long as you’re laughing along the way.👻#PhoneBhoot, ringing in cinemas in 2021☎️#KatrinaKaif #IshaanKhatter @gurmmeet @raviivar @JasvinderBath @ritesh_sid @FarOutAkhtar @excelmovies pic.twitter.com/OnPM6YYMQj
Phone Bhoot will be Kaif's third film for Excel Entertainment after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Baar Baar Dekho (2016).
Chaturvedi, who made his debut with the banner's Gully Boy (2019), will be seen next in Yash Raj Films' Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2020), sequel to the Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Singh, who had helmed the web-series Mirzapur (2018), was also one of the directors on Inside Edge, a series produced by Excel Entertainment.