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HT Content Studio forays into production with film starring Pankaj Tripathi, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sanjana Sanghi, Jaya Ahsan

The investigative drama is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

HT Content Studio forays into production with film starring Pankaj Tripathi, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sanjana Sanghi, Jaya Ahsan
Aniruddha Roy Choudhury- Director, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sanjana Sanghi, Pankaj Tripathi, Mahesh Ramanathan, Viraf Sarkari (WizFilms), Jaya Ahsan, Shyam Sunder
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Last Updated: 02.28 PM, Dec 07, 2022

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HT Content Studio, Wiz Films, and KVN's yet-untitled film, starring Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi Parvathy Thiruvothu, Jaya Ahsan, Dilip Shankar, Paresh Pahuja, Varun Buddhadev, and many more, went on floors on December 6. The film, an investigative drama with a heartwarming story of a dysfunctional family coming together, is scheduled to be shot in Mumbai and Kolkata and is slated to release in 2023.

"Aniruddha Roy Choudhury builds on his forte of exploring socially relevant themes with honesty and promises to deliver another impactful film that would entertain audiences while the message hits home," said producer Mahesh Ramanathan, CEO of HT Content Studio, adding, "HT Content Studio is delighted to produce this film with the Wiz Films' team having assembled a dream cast toplined by powerhouse actor Pankaj Tripathi, the very promising Sanjana Sanghi, and a standout Parvathy Thiruvothu. From a team that has won over 12 National Awards and delivered box office and digital platform successes, audiences can expect a film that stays with them."

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Wiz Films, a global content production company spearheaded by Viraf Sarkari, is all set to entertain and inspire people around the globe through innovative and powerful storytelling. It aims to produce original content that inspires people all over the world. As the film is all set to go on floors, producer Viraf Sarkari said, "This is our first feature film production, and we are extremely delighted to begin this journey with a socially relevant film being put together by a multi-award-winning and talented team of actors: Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjana Sanghi Parvathy Thiruvothu, Jaya Ahsan, our writer Ritesh Shah, DOP Avik Mukhopadhya, and Music Director Shantanu Moitra. We are happy to partner with KVN and HT Content Studio as producers for this amazing film. This is just the beginning. Await more outstanding films from the house of Wiz Films."

The film will be directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, a National Award-winning filmmaker who always has the urge to tell a story in a different and edgier way, and will soon start shooting with a powerful ensemble cast. Speaking on the occasion, Aniruddha said, "I am happy to do this film that has an intriguingly layered story that reveals itself over time. How faced with all odds, people come together to form a strong unit I am so happy to collaborate with Wiz Films and an eclectic cast like Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjana Sanghi Parvathi Thirovothu and Jaya Ahsan, along with crew Avik Mukhopadhyay, Ritesh Shah, Shantanu Moitro, and Arghyakamal Mitra, I am sure Viraf and I will have a great journey together."

(Left to Right) Suprith of KVN, one of the producers, with Mahesh Ramanathan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sanjana Sanghi, Pankaj Tripathi, Viraf Sarkari, Shyam Sunder, Jaya Ahsan, Aniruddha Roy Choudhury
(Left to Right) Suprith of KVN, one of the producers, with Mahesh Ramanathan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sanjana Sanghi, Pankaj Tripathi, Viraf Sarkari, Shyam Sunder, Jaya Ahsan, Aniruddha Roy Choudhury

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, known for pulling off any kind of role effortlessly, said, "There are three reasons why I agreed to do this film. First, I've read a lot of scripts lately, and this one was one of the most amazing ones. Secondly, I've always wanted to work with Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who is a very fine director, and thirdly, Wiz Films is a fantastic production company, and I hold the partners in the highest regard."

Leading lady Sanjana Sanghi said, "It was that rare moment every artist craves for—to hear a story that you resonate with and connect with so deeply and instantly, and one that reminds you why you became an actor in the first place. To be collaborating with Pankaj Sir on our father-daughter drama, directed by Tony Da, and spearheaded by Wiz Films and HT Content Studios, is a confluence of many beautiful forces and such an incredible honour. I can’t wait to bring our pure yet complex tale to our audiences."

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Co-actor Parvathy Thiruvothu said, "I feel it’s a massive opportunity for me to dismantle and unlearn because I’ll be working with Tony sir and Pankaj sir. That’s always an amazing and scary process so you need people you can do a sort of trust fall while you create a character so perceptive. That’s the best part for me about joining the team!"

Jaya Ahsan, another co-actor, said, "This is my first film in Hindi, and my character is an integral part of the film. When this offer came to me from Wiz Films, I was thrilled and said yes immediately because Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is the director and Pankaj Tripathi is one of my co-actors. I always wanted to work with Aniruddha and Pankaj, and getting them together, and that too in the first Hindi film, doubles the delight. I am excited for the shoot to begin."

The story, which has been jointly written by Viraf Sarkari, Ritesh Shah, and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, is being produced by Wiz Films, KVN, and HT Content Studio. It’s a Wiz Films production in association with Opus Communications.

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The film is co-produced by Shyam Sunder and Indrani Mukherjee.

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