Nishikant’s next with Riteish to go on floors by December

Mumbai, Sep 20 (PTI) Director Nishikant Kamat willstart his upcoming directorial venture "Mauli" with actorRiteish Deshmukh in the lead, by December this year. The Marathi film has been produced by the "Banjo" actorwho previously collaborated with Nishikant in "Lai Bhaari". When asked if he is doing the film, Nishikant toldPTI, "Yes, that is true. It is called ‘Mauli’. Riteish isproducing and playing the lead. I am directing it. That I’dstart in next 3- 4 months. It’s a comedy action thriller." Apart from the Marathi film, the filmmaker is alsobusy writing a Hindi movie which will be a complete departurefrom the projects he has helmed in the past. The director, known for "Mumbai Meri Jaan", "Drishyam"and "Rocky Handsome", will delve into the romantic genre withhis next Hindi film. "It is a romantic film. But (will) not (make it) verysoon because I’m still at writing stages. Hopefully in nextsix months I will come with some announcements," he said. His latest film "Madari", which released last month,starred Irrfan Khan, who worked with the director in his Hindidebut "Mumbai Meri Jaan". When asked if he is in talks with Irrfan for a newproject, Nishikant said, "Not as of now. It would always be anhonour to work with that man because he is such a brilliantactor. But as of now I don’t have a script for him. Probablywe also need a break from each other for sometime." PTI JUR GKSHDRYS

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