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Kiran Rao back in the director’s chair with Laapataa Ladies; Aamir Khan on board as producer

Kiran Rao’s last directorial was 2010 Dhobi Ghat.

Kiran Rao back in the director’s chair with Laapataa Ladies; Aamir Khan on board as producer

Last Updated: 05.09 PM, Aug 09, 2022


Kiran Rao is gearing up for another stint in the director’s chair yet again, after more than a decade, with Laapataa Ladies. The upcoming film will be jointly produced by Rao and Aamir Khan.

According to a report by news agency IANS, the upcoming film is set against the backdrop of rural India and will take place in 2001. The film revolves around the story of the chaos that erupts after two brides disappear from a train. The teaser of the film will be unveiled in theatres along with the release of Khan’s upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha on August 11.

Sparsh Shrivastava, Ravi Kishan and Chhaya Kadam star in the series, while the makers have roped in new faces to essay the roles of the bride. The names of the new actresses are yet to be revealed by the makers.

Biplab Goswami has written the story on which the film’s script is based on, while Sneha Desai and Divyanidhi Sharma have penned the film’s screenplay and dialogues. The film is bankrolled under the banners of Aamir Khan Productions and Kindling Productions.

Laapataa Ladies marks Rao’s first directorial venture in more than 11 years. The filmmaker had last directed the 2010 film Dhobi Ghat, which starred Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra in lead roles. The film, which also marked Rao’s directorial debut, can be streamed on Netflix.

Meanwhile, Rao is also a producer on Khan’s upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha, the Hindi remake of the Academy Award winning Hollywood film, Forrest Gump. The upcoming Hindi film, directed by Advait Chandan, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in prominent roles.

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