Vishal Bhardwaj announce his next with stills and release date!

Vishal Bhardwaj, who is currently shooting for his next ‘Chhuriyaan’ with Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, and Sunil Grover, has now changed the name of the film to ‘Pataakha’. The makers have revealed the new name with two stills and the release date of the film.

The stills feature Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan in a never seen before avatar. The film will hit the theaters on 28th September this year! (Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Sanya Malhotra to gain weight for her next?)

Check out the stills here:

“Pataakha goes with the spirit of the film which is like a firecracker. And I liked the sound too. The first half is complete, we have just 12 days of shoot left and leave for Mount Abu on June 29 for the final schedule,” Vishal told Mumbai Mirror.

Producer Ajay Kapoor said that he has also wanted to be associated with Vishal Bhardwaj for a long time. “Vishal ji is a big brand, I love his cinema. When I heard the script, I fell in love with it. This is a different genre,” he promises. Meanwhile, the National award-winning filmmaker is all praise for his cast and in turn promises that they will spring a surprise. “We already knew that Sanya is a very good actor but Radhika was a revelation. She’s fantastic! And the rapport between the girls is phenomenal,” he exults, recalling a fight sequence which they did like a real fight and hit each other.

He added, “But after the shot they would ask each other, ‘Lagi toh nahi.’ For me as a director it was liberating to work with new actors and a different energy.” He says they had started with the pre-marriage portions, then, shifted to four years later where the girls have a child each. “They had to gain eight to ten kgs which they did within a month. In one shot you see them weighing 50 kgs, in the very next shot as we fade out they are ten kgs heavier. It’s a great cinematic high!”

When asked about Sunil Grover, Ajay Kapoor said, “He’s the Narad muni of the film who instigates the fights between the sister and dabbles with a variety of professions. “Sometimes he’s selling cucumbers outside a school, another time he’s a sari seller. That’s enough for now, let’s leave the rest for the screen.”

The story of the film revolves around two sisters, Badki and Chhutki who grow up in a small village in Rajasthan and are constantly at war but when marriage separates them, they realise they can’t seem to live with or without each other.