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Darlings: Alia Bhatt Announces First Production Venture Starring Roshan Mathew, Vijay Varma, Shefali Shah

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Alia Bhatt, the Hindi actor, on Monday announced on social media her first production venture, Darlings.

She will be starring in the film alongside Roshan Mathew, Vijay Varma, and Shefali Shah.

Earlier on Sunday, the Highway actor had revealed the name of her production house, Eternal Sunshine Productions, and the logo as well. Darlings will mark the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen.

A short teaser video of the film was revealed by Hindi actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is co-producing the venture with Bhatt.

“Life is tough Darlings, but so are you… both! Unleashing our Darlings onto the world… Caution is advisable,” his post read. He also revealed that the film will be a “dark comedy”.

According to a press release, the film is a unique story of a quirky mother-daughter duo navigating through crazy circumstances as they try to find their place in the world. The film is set in Mumbai against the backdrop of a conservative lower-middle-class neighbourhood and traces the lives of these two women as they find courage and love in exceptional circumstances.

Gaurav Verma, producer and COO, Red Chillies Entertainment, said in a press release that the company’s endeavour has always been to collaborate with fresh talent and that vision aligned with Darlings.

“Jasmeet is a talented writer-director and Darlings is her very entertaining take on life. We have a fabulous cast in Shefali, Vijay, and Roshan, and a wonderful partner in Alia as actor-producer. It’s a great story and we are eager to bring it to the viewers,” he said.

Bhatt said in the statement that the film has a “powerful story with a lot of humour and doses of dark comedy”.

Written by Parveez Sheikh and Reen, the film is slated to go on floors from this month.

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