Kajol’s niece and legendary actress Nutan’s granddaughter and Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan Bahl has announced her Hollywood debut film Coco & Nut opposite American actor-filmmaker Rahsaan Noor.
Billed as a spirit-lifting romance, the charming love story is directed by Noor. This marks his first film since the critically acclaimed 2018 Bengali Beauty, the highest grossing Bengali language movie of all time which captured hearts and was also the first to release in the USA, UK, and China.
"Feeling worthless, an ambitious young woman (Pranutan) fighting to save her marriage gets a pick me up from her know-it-all college sweetheart (Rahsaan)," the official logline of Coco & Nut reads.
"Production of the film, primary in English with some Hindi dialogues, will take place entirely in Chicago from June to July this year, with a diverse cast and crew drawn from both the United States and India."
After Notebook (2019) which was backed by Salman Khan and comedy drama Helmet (2022) the upcoming film marks Pranutan’s International debut and promises to be a significant milestone in her career.
"I've always wanted to do a romantic drama," Pranutan expressed. "Coco & Nut is a beautiful story in which my character, Nut, journeys through a transformative phase in her life. I’m so grateful that I make my international debut with a movie like that."
Written by Noor and Raghav Murali, with additional screenplay credited to Priyamvada Singh, the film is produced by Hamilton Moving Pictures' Chad Shields, alongside Ranjith Rajasekharan and Raghav Murali.
Coco & Nut is a deeply moving film that captures the universal themes of love, resilience, and cultural identity," stated Shields. "It's a timely exploration of both the immigrant experience and younger generations' evolving relationship dynamics. The picture will prove to be a poignant reflection of our modern, interconnected world."
Co-financing the project are Noor’s Ziryab Films, Henry Leong’s Macuverse, and Executive Producers Mashruk Zahid and Lasaly Changkachith. The film is slated to release in 2025.