Bheja Fry writer Katariya turns director


MUMBAI: Bheja Fry dialogue writer Sharat Katariya is ready to embark on his debut film as a director. Titled Rangeen, the film is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Throwing some light on the film Katariya says, “The film is an adaptation of a comic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will be set in a Punjabi family in Delhi. It is whacko comedy about who falls in love with whom during a wedding.”

While the casting is not completely finalised, actors Rajat Kapoor, Purab Kohli and Koel Puri have been roped in. Six more characters have to be cast yet.

“The film will go no floors by February next year. We are looking at a small to mid range budget. Vishal and Shekhar will compose music for the film,” informs Planman Motion Pictures CEO Shubho Shekhar Bhattacharji.

Katariya has been as assistant director to Rajat Kapoor for Raghu Romeo and Mixed Doubles. He has also written the dialogues for Rituparno Ghosh’s Sunglass, which stars Jaya Bahchcan, Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma and R Madhavan.