Taher Shabbir joins Mandiraa Entertainment’s ‘Iti’ as Pratyush Parashar
After releasing two character posters featuring Vivek Oberoi as Prabhu Singh and Rajeev Sen as Rohit Vardhan, Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega Entertainment, the makers of ‘Iti – Can You Solve Your Own Murder’, have now revealed their third character in the film through a new poster. Taher Shabbir, who got critical acclaim for his roles in ‘Guilty’ and ‘Naam Shabana’, features on the poster as Pratyush Parashar.
Taher took to social media to share the poster. He wrote along with it, “The next one is coming soon folks 😍😍😍😘😘 @itstahershabbir as #PratyushParashar in @itithefilm. Huge thank u to @mandiraa_ent 🌺 @vivekoberoi #PrernaVArora @rajeevsen9 @visalmisra #GirishJohar @ikussum @d_reshabh @keyurpandya19 @sanjeetyermal #TaherShabbir #PratyushParashar #Iti #CanYouSolveYourOwnMurder (sic).” Here’s the character poster of Taher Shabbir, teasing us with his look from the film.
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The next one is coming soon folks 😍😍😍😘😘 @itstahershabbir as #PratyushParashar in @itithefilm. Huge thank u to @mandiraa_ent 🌺 @vivekoberoi #PrernaVArora @rajeevsen9 @visalmisra #GirishJohar @ikussum @d_reshabh @keyurpandya19 @sanjeetyermal #TaherShabbir #PratyushParashar #Iti #CanYouSolveYourOwnMurder
Talking about the casting of Taher, director Vishal Mishra said, “Taher Shabbir was our first choice for this role. I’ve seen his work in Fan, Manikarnika, Naam Shabana and Guilty and have always taken notice of his performance. He’s a perfect fit to play Pratyush Parashar, the character that’s got many layers.”
On the same, Prerna V Arora said, “I wanted this film to have an interesting ensemble cast and every actor to fit his role perfectly. I want to shape the vision of my director as closely as I can any casting actors who perfectly fit yet stand out in their respective roles. Taher brings a lot of freshness as well as an acclaimed body of work to our film.”
Vivek Oberoi elaborated on Taher’s casting and said, “Right casting is very important these days since actors evoke the dynamics that evolve in the film. This film, being a mystery, requires actors who can bring not only their own craft to their layered characterisation but also surprise you with their performances. Taher is one such actor and he fits Pratyush’s role perfectly.”
Overjoyed at getting the role, Taher Shabbir said, “Being part of a mystery thriller has always been one of my dreams. I’m so glad that this early in my career, I get to play such an interesting character in a concept-driven, unique thriller. For this, I’m grateful to Mandiraa Entertainment, Vivek Anand Oberoi, Prerna V Arora, Oberoi Mega Entertainment and Vishal Mishraji. Being a part of this talented team makes this opportunity all the more special and I’m sure this movie is going to be a game-changer!”
The film’s tagline, ‘Can You Solve Your Own Murder’ forms a never-heard-before premise in the film. The first collaboration between Mandiraa Entertainment and Vivek Oberoi’s Oberoi Mega Entertainment, this sleek whodunit thriller is written and directed by Vishal Mishra and creatively backed by Prerna V Arora. Legend Rajesh Roshan would be composing music for the film.
The film revolves around a woman who is racing against time to solve her own murder. Intricately woven, it has an ensemble of characters intertwined in their own struggles. It is expected to go on floors this year and release early next year.