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Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ayushmann Khurrana in talks for Meghna Gulzar’s next Daayra inspired from 2019 Hyderabad rape case: Report

en Bollywood News Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ayushmann Khurrana in talks for Meghna Gulzar’s next Daayra inspired from 2019 Hyderabad rape case: Report

Produced by Junglee Pictures, the thriller drama’s pre-production is underway and is set to roll in the last quarter of 2024.

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, known for hard-hitting films like Talvar and Raazi, is gearing up for her next project. Inspired from the horrific 2019 Hyderabad encounter case, the film titled Daayra is expected to roll by the end of 2024. The case involved the alleged extrajudicial killing of four rape suspects by police officials in Hyderabad. Gulzar has locked the script and is in advanced conversations with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana for the lead roles.

Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ayushmann Khurrana in talks for Meghna Gulzar's next Daayra based on 2019 Hyderabad rape case Report

Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ayushmann Khurrana in talks for Meghna Gulzar’s next Daayra inspired from 2019 Hyderabad rape case: Report

According to a report in Pinkvilla, a source revealed, “It’s a hard-hitting film that warrants the presence of actors with the calibre of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana. The duo read the script and were shocked by the details of the case. After Talvar, this is another film that could shock the nation and stir a conversation about the case.”

While Kapoor Khan and Khurrana have verbally agreed to the project, final contracts are still being worked out and are expected to be finalized within the next two weeks. Aiming for a 2025 release, Gulzar reportedly aims for a sensitive portrayal of the case.

“Meghna is looking to take the film on floors by the end of 2024. It will arrive in the cinema halls in 2025,” the source informed. “Meghna has done all her research on the subject through the last few years and had a strong source material on place for her screenplay. She was moved by all that happened. Kareena and Ayushmann resonated with the emotions and are looking forward to team up on this special project.” This film would mark the first on-screen pairing of Kapoor Khan and Khurrana.

The Hyderabad encounter case, which took place in 2019, sparked national outrage. The young veterinarian’s horrific rape and murder in 2019 sent shockwaves through the country. The four men accused in the case were never given a trial. The encounter sparked national outrage due to the lack of transparency and the suspicion of a staged encounter. Public pressure likely played a role in the Supreme Court's eventual ruling. In 2022, the Supreme Court ordered action against 10 police officers involved in the encounter.

Produced by Junglee Pictures, the thriller drama’s pre-production is underway and is set to roll in the last quarter of 2024.

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