Shah Rukh Khan's production venture 'Darlings' starring Alia Bhatt to go on floors soon

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New Delhi, India Published: Feb 15, 2021, 04:24 PM(IST)

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Apart from 'Darlings', SRK`s team is working on multiple films on the production front, with `Love Hostel` featuring Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra all set to go on floors, and `Bob Biswas` with Abhishek Bachchan in the post-production stage. The movie is gearing up for a summer 2021 opening.

After the success of the 2016 film `Dear Zindagi`, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt are all set to reunite for another movie titled `Darlings`. However, unlike their first movie, the duo will not be sharing screen space in the upcoming film. SRK is set to produce `Darlings` which will feature Alia in the lead role.

The upcoming film tells the quirky story of a mother-daughter duo set against the backdrop of a middle-class family living in Mumbai. According to a source, the entire film is developed by Red Chillies and was narrated to Alia sometime back. "She loved it and instantly came on board the film," the source shared.

`Darlings` will mark the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen, who has worked as an associate director and chief assistant director on multiple films and previously written films like `Force 2`, `Fanney Khan` and `Pati Patni Aur Woh`.

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Apart from Alia, the film also stars Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew. The movie is said to be a quirky story about an endearing mother-daughter duo, played by Alia and Shefali, who are navigating through crazy circumstances in life.

"It`s set in Mumbai against the backdrop of a middle-class family and traces the lives of two women, as they find courage and love in exceptional circumstances," the source added.

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An official announcement of the upcoming film is expected this week and according to the source, `Darlings` will go on the floors as early as the first quarter of 2021. The source added, "In fact, the movie is gearing up for a release this year itself. The pre-production work is going on full swing, and the team is all ready to take it on floors very soon in Mumbai."

Apart from `Darlings`, SRK`s team is working on multiple films on the production front, with `Love Hostel` featuring Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra all set to go on floors, and `Bob Biswas` with Abhishek Bachchan in the post-production stage. The movie is gearing up for a summer 2021 opening.

There are several other subjects that are on the verge of being greenlit, including SRK`s next acting stint, which is expected to go on the floors after the YRF production, `Pathan`.SRK is currently shooting for `Pathan`, which features him as an agent with actor Deepika Padukone joining him on the mission. Actor John Abraham hand plays the antagonist in the film. 

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