Fox Star Studios to co-produce Vishal Bharadwaj’s next comedy drama

MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios has joined hands with Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures, Ajay Devgn Films & Wide Frame Pictures to co-produce a movie called Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.

The film will star Ajay Devgn and Anushka Sharma. Bhardwaj will direct.

“Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a very special film for us at Fox Star Studios – it brings together great talent, the extremely talented director Vishal Bhardwaj, Bollywood’s most successful and consistently great actor across genres, Ajay Devgn and the industry veteran Kumar Mangat of Wide Frames. We believe the nationwide appeal of this hilariously rustic comedy, the coming together of great talent and a title which raises eyebrows will make this an event film for audiences in 2012," said Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh.

“I have had the idea for this comedy in my head for a long time, almost 8 years. It’s a totally new genre and completely different from what I have done in my previous 7 films. I was also missing working with Ajay for some time. He is such great actor and an even greater human being. I am so much in sync him that the wait to be on the set is killing. As for Anushka, I would say that she is a ball of energy, the harder you throw her the higher she will go. Looking forward to shooting with her,” added Bhardwaj.
 
“Vishal Bhardwaj is an incredible director who has the ability to bring out the best in any actor. When Vishal told me that he was looking at creating a comedy & he narrated the script I was immediately excited and became a part of this project in more ways than one – as an actor as well as a producer,” said Devgn.
 
Gulzar will be writing the lyrics and the music will be by Vishal Bhardwaj.

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