New Delhi: Aanand L Rai, the acclaimed filmmaker known for his distinctive storytelling, is about to unveil two budding stars, Ansh Duggal and Pragati Srivastava, in the world of cinema.
The director took to social media to make this momentous announcement, expressing his unwavering faith in nurturing dreams and expressing his gratitude to the young actors for entrusting their cinematic journey to his production house. In Aanand’s upcoming project, these newcomers will mark their acting debut, and the details are nothing short of intriguing.
Pinkvilla has exclusively reported that Aanand L Rai will be launching Ansh Duggal and Pragati Srivastava with a film titled “Nakhrewali.” This movie, touted to be a quirky drama, will feature the debutants in a romantic pairing. While the specifics of the plot are currently shrouded in secrecy, insiders suggest that it promises an entertaining social narrative, infused with humor, and conveys a profound message in a refreshingly non-didactic manner. The directorial reins of this venture have been handed over to Rahul Shanklya, a familiar name in Aanand’s filmmaking journey, having previously assisted on projects such as the “Tanu Weds Manu” series, “Raanjhanaa,” and “Zero.” Rahul has previously directed the 2018 comedy-drama “Meri Nimmo,” a heartwarming tale of an eight-year-old boy falling in love with a 24-year-old woman.
Ansh Duggal, a rising star in the modeling world, has already graced the ramp for renowned designer Manish Malhotra. Meanwhile, Pragati Srivastava boasts previous acting experience in several Telugu films. Aanand L Rai eagerly anticipates introducing them to the enchanting realm of Hindi cinema, with the official announcement of their debut film scheduled for October 18th.
Amidst these thrilling revelations, Aanand L Rai is preparing to commence his next directorial venture, “Tere Ishk Mein,” featuring the talented Dhanush, with production slated to kick off around November-December. Under his banner, he also has an impressive lineup of projects, including “Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba,” starring Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey, the Marathi film “Jhimma 2,” and an action-thriller, yet to be unveiled, featuring visually impaired characters.