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Ulajh: Janhvi Kapoor is a gritty IFS officer in new film with Gulshan Devaiah and Roshan Mathew

To be directed by Sudhanshu Saria, shooting for the new-age thriller begins end of May

Ulajh: Janhvi Kapoor is a gritty IFS officer in new film with Gulshan Devaiah and Roshan Mathew

Janhvi Kapoor with Gulshan Devaiah and Roshan Mathew in Ulajh

Last Updated: 11.21 AM, May 10, 2023


Just days after wrapping up shoot for her first sports film Mr. and Mrs. Mahi with Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram page to announce her upcoming project Ulajh. A Junglee Pictures presentation, the film is billed as a stylised international thriller set in the intriguing world of Indian Foreign Services (IFS). To be helmed by National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria, the movie also stars Gulshan Devaiah and Roshan Mathew. 

The ‘patriotic thriller’ - also featuring Rajesh Tailang, Meiyang Chang, Sachin Khedekar, Rajendra Gupta and Jitendra Joshi - is slated to go on floors by end of this month. Ulajh follows the journey of a young IFS officer, hailing from a family of patriots, who gets “embroiled in a dangerous personal conspiracy while far away from her home turf, at a career-defining post”. The story is written by Parveez Shaikh and Sudhanshu Saria, with dialogues by Atika Chohan.

Thrilled to be part of Ulajh, Janhvi, “When I was approached with the script of Ulajh, it instantly attracted me because as an actor, I am constantly looking for scripts that make me break out of my comfort zone and portraying a character based in the celebrated world of the IFS was just that. Just as the name of the film suggests, my character and the story has so many layers, emotions and parameters, which are challenging and exciting at the same time. I am thrilled for the audience to see me in this new role envisioned by Sudhanshu, who has such a fresh approach towards dealing with this genre. I am also looking forward to working with such talented co-actors and a development studio like Junglee Pictures for the first time.”

Adding to that, director Sudhanshu said, “In Janhvi, the film has found its beating heart and it’s going to be a treat for audiences to watch her spar with actors like Rajesh, Sachin, Gulshan, Roshan and Meiyang. We have a rollercoaster of a ride planned for our audience and I can’t wait to start rolling cameras on Ulajh.” 

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