Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte to play lead roles in Honey Trehan’s ‘Raat Akeli Hai’

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Earlier, there were reports that Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte have been roped in for Honey Trehan’s directorial debut ‘Raat Akeli Hai’. Now as per reports Radhika Apte is playing the leading lady in the movie opposite Nawazuddin.

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This will be the third movie of Nawaz and Radhika together. They have earlier shared screen space together in Sriram Raghavan’s thriller ‘Badlapur’ (2015 ) and Ketan Mehta’s biographical drama ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’. A source close to the film told Mumbai Mirror, “It’s a love story set in the heartland of India. Honey was on the lookout for his leading lady for a while now and thought Radhika fit the part to the T.”

“Radhika and Honey have known each other for many years, while Nawaz and Radhika get along well, too. She loved the script and instantly gave her nod to the project. The team is set to start shooting in January,” added the source.

The movie will go on floors in January and the filmmaker is currently busy with the pre-production.

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Honey Trehan, had earlier assisted Vishal Bhardwaj on movies like ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘7 Khoon Maaf’. He was supposed to make his debut with the Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, which was to be produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.

In a statement, Honey said, “Owing to differences in creative understanding, we have mutually and amicably decided that it would be best for our film if Vishal sir took over as director.”

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