Sharman Joshi and Sharib Hashmi have been signed for the upcoming film Ziddii Sanam. The film, a thriller, marks the directorial debut of Arvind Singh Rajpoot, and will go on floors at the end of September 2023 and is looking for a release in 2024.
It also stars Aarya Babbar and Sonalika Diwajita, and has been written by Amjad Ali and Rajpoot.
Speaking on the occasion, Joshi said, “After a long time I have heard such a good thriller. I am looking forward to starting the shoot. It is something which I have not done and I am really excited to start shooting.”
Director Rajpoot commented, “The film is very close to my heart, and I am honoured that Sharman has agreed to do the main role. He really liked the narration I gave him, and I am very excited to start shooting.”
The film has been produced by Shivam Aggarwal, Nishanta Kumar and Rajpoot, Co- Produced by Sharad Rao under the banners Scinemasters Entertainment, B United and RAW Entertainment. It also marks the entry of Hollywood Studio 16:14 Entertainment Inc in the Indian Film Industry. The studio earlier produced Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford starrer Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and Chris Hemsworth starrer 12 Strong (2018).
Joshi was last seen in the streaming show Kafas, the show is an official adaption of the 2019 British miniseries Dark Money, and also starred Mona Singh.
Hashmi was last seen in the streaming film Tarla, a biopic based on chef Tarla Dalal's journey of empowering women through the art of cooking. The film also starred Huma Qureshi in the titular role.