Director Madhur Bhandarkar took to Twitter on Friday and announced that his next film, Babli Bouncer, starring Tamannah Bhatia, has commenced shooting.
According to a press release, Babli Bouncer is a coming-of-age fictional story of a female bouncer, set in the real ‘bouncer town’ of North India – Asola Fatepur.
Speaking about the upcoming film, Bhandarkar said in a statement, “As a filmmaker, there is a lot to be excited for and look forward to, when you get the chance to explore a never-before-told narrative. I want to portray this story of a female bouncer through a slice-of-life comedic tone that also leaves a lasting impact. With the shooting of Babli Bouncer starting today, I am ready as ever to bring forth this story from the world view of women bouncers.”
Jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and Junglee Pictures, the film is set to release by the end of 2022 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
“As soon as I read Babli Bouncer, I fell in love with the character because it is one of the most exciting and fun characters with substance that I have come across,” Bhatia said in a statement. “Madhur sir has a flair for crafting defining female protagonists and Babli too is such a powerful character. For the first time, a film will explore the story of a female bouncer, and I am more than excited to be her voice. I can’t wait to dive into this whole new world,” she added.
Written by Amit Joshi, Aradhana Debnath, and Bhandarkar, the film also stars Saurabh Shukla along with Abhishek Bajaj and Sahil Vaid in pivotal roles.
Meanwhile, Bhatia has another upcoming Hindi film, Plan A Plan B with Riteish Deshmukh. The film is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and written by Rajat Arora and will release on Netflix soon.