The espionage thriller is based on a novel titled Escape to Nowhere.
Vishal Bhardwaj is all set to make his OTT debut with a thriller film titled Khufiya. With this Netflix original film, the filmmaker will be reuniting with his frequent collaborator and talented actor Tabu. Khufiya is an espionage thriller based on the novel Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan. Along with Tabu, the upcoming film also features Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi in pivotal roles.
The makers have described the plot of Khufiya as "It's a story about Krishna Mehra, a RAW operative who is assigned to track down the mole selling India’s defence secrets. All along, grappling with her dual identity of a spy and a lover."
In a statement, Vishal shared his excitement and said that with Khufiya, he is attempting to create an edgy espionage film that contrasts the slow burn of intelligence and surveillance work with one’s deep-rooted emotional conflicts.
While Tabu shared, "Khufiya is a one of a kind project, extremely close to my heart and I am excited to be a part of this gripping spy thriller."
She also called it 'homecoming' while collaborating with Vishal again.
The filmmaker has penned the film along with Rohan Narula.
Meanwhile, Vishal has directed Tabu in a few films namely Maqbool and Haider.
This is Tabu's second outing on Netflix after Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy by BBC One. While Ali has been an OTT regular with Mirzapur, Forbidden Love and Ray in his kitty.
On the other hand, Wamiqa made her OTT debut with Grahan streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. She has also been roped in to play the titular role in Netflix's magnum opus series Baahubali: Before the Beginning as Sivagami.
Gabbi also has a web series alongside Aditi Rao Hydari titled Stardust set against the backdrop of Bollywood in the 40s. The series is helmed by Vikramaditya Motwane.