Actors Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda will be pairing up for the first time for a contemporary social comedy that is being directed by Devanshu Singh (Chintu Ka Birthday). Titled 14 Phere, the film will be bankrolled by Zee Studios. The team announced the same through a video where the lead cast and director are seen squabbling over the expenses involved in a wedding.
— Zee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) August 14, 2020
Vikrant will play Sanjay and Kriti will play Aditi in the film that plans to go on floors in November, this year. 14 Phere will be shot in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow and is slated for release on 9 July 2021. While the rest of the cast and crew is yet to be revealed, the story is being penned by Manoj Kalwani.
Speaking about the film, Vikrant Massey said that the script of 14 Phere hit him hard and that he would have been a fool to let go of the film. “The ideology of the film and the main thought behind the story is something that has been with me, individually. When I heard the script, it felt like two halves becoming one. It’s a beautiful story that speaks of very pertinent things relevant in today’s times.”
“14 Phere is a socially relevant, promising, fun script on a kick-ass subject. From the moment I heard the script, I found myself extremely excited. It’s led by a great team headed by Devanshu, whose previous work I admire. I absolutely love the character of Aditi that I will be portraying in this film—I think I’ve become Aditi already,” said Kriti Kharbanda.
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “14 Phere is an important film that beautifully captures the heart and heartland of India—it’s a quirky, contemporary, emotional and relevant film which also highlights how weddings, most often, happen between two families, not just two people. We are currently working on pre-production, and prepping to go on floors in November.”
Director Devanshu Singh said, “The film is a full-blown family entertainer. A contemporary social comedy with dollops of romance, errors, emotions, adventures-misadventures, and celebrations. It’s full of surprises. I’m super thrilled to be working with Vikrant and Kriti. They are supremely talented yet so real and fun to work with. The best part is that they believe in the script as much as I do.”
Watch the announcement video here.