Sushant and Bhumi to play dacoits in Abhishek Chaubey’s next?

Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar seem to have signed a new project. As per reports, the ‘Udta Punjab’ director Abhishek Chaubey has roped in these two stars to feature in his next film. The theme of this film is that of dacoits and Sushant and Bhumi are expected to be those ferocious dakus. While we had already heard about Sushant’s collaboration with Abhisheky Chaubey, Bhumi seems to be the new addition.

A source close to the project has revealed it to Mumbai Mirror, “Like Sushant, Bhumi too plays a dacoit. She plays his love interest and gave the nod a month ago. The film will be shot in the Chambal ravines and will roll early next year. Abhishek and his team have already begun scouting for locations.”

Well, looks like one interesting film is in the making. It’s been ages that we haven’t witnessed a full-fledged, masala style dacoit film. This genre was quite famous in the 70s and 80s when we had films like ‘Sholay’, ‘Dacait’, ‘Bandit Queen‘ and many more making it to the theatres. They surely had a lasting impact on the audience, thanks to the terror these onscreen thugs managed to create. The dialogue, “pachas pachas kos door gaon me jab bachcha raat ko rota hai to maa kahti hai beta soja … soja nahi to Gabbar Singh aa jaayega,” from ‘Sholay’ is engraved in our minds forever. That was the terror Gabbar aka Amjad Khan possessed. We just hope that with this film of Sushant and Bhumi, we get to witness the same kind of terror once again.

Otherwise, Sushant has ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ in his kitty. He would be playing an astronaut in this film and he had recently flown down to NASA to acquire training. While Bhumi Pednekar would be seen in two films, ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. (Also Check: Sushant Singh Rajput heads to Space Camp in Huntsville for his next!)