Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has announced his next film ‘Bheed’, a social drama starring National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao. Anubhav said, ‘Bheed’ is such a title, which as soon as I told the team about it, they agreed to make it.

Anubhav Sinha on casting Rajkummar Rao in Bheed.

Talking about casting Rajkummar for the lead role, the director said that casting was important for him.  He further added, Raj is a very interesting actor. He is one of the very few actors who can do justice to transparency in a story. ‘I have always wanted to work with him and am looking forward to it’, he said.

On working with Sinha, Rajkumar said that it is an honor and privilege to work with a filmmaker whose voice is so clear. He said ‘I’ve always found myself drawn to stories that spark conversation. Even as an entertainer, I want my work to make people think. It is an important subject and the character requires me to push myself as an artist beyond my stable zone. I can’t wait to start shooting and lose myself in the universe’.

Casting Rajkummar for the lead role.

The crowd is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Banaras Media Works.

Bhushan Kumar said, ‘Anubhav and I have had a good relationship since the film Tum Bin. And together our every meeting is more exciting than the first. Thappad is a film that I am proud of and I can’t wait for the crowd to begin. This is one of the deeply moving stories of the experience and I am very proud to join hands with them again.’

Further, he added, ‘Raj is a great actor and I can’t think of anyone else to do a film like this.’ The shooting of the film will take place in Lucknow. It is expected to go on floors in November as the unit will continue its pre-production for the next few weeks.