Ayushman Khurana was last seen in the film ‘Meri Pyari Bindu’ opposite Parineeti Chopra. The film failed miserably to impress the audience at the box office. The immensely talented actor has already moved on after this failure and started shooting for his next venture. There were no news and announcement made about the film before the shoot began. The film is titled “Shoot the Piano Player.”
Ayuhsman made the official announcement about the film at his social media account by posting a picture of him playing a piano from the sets and tweeting, “I missed the match. But starting something really exciting. Great day at the office on day 1 in Pune. Sriram Raghavan’s Shoot, The Piano Player. #ShootBegins.”(sic)
The film is being helmed by ‘Badlapur’ fame director Sriram Raghavan. The title of the movie suggests that it would be a gritty thriller which is Sriram’s forte. All his previous films have a unique sense of thrill. Ayushman and Tabu are the lead cast of the film. Ayushman would be playing the role of a piano player in the film and the actor has been learning piano for over two months now to get into the skin of the character. Recently the news came in that Radhika Apte has also been roped in to be a part of the film. Radhika has previously worked with Raghavan in his last film ‘Badlapur’. Apart from these actors, Vinay Pathak and Ashwini Kalsekar would also play key roles in the film,
The first schedule of the film has started in Pune with Ayushman and Tabu & Radhika Apte would join the team soon. After 20 days of extensive shoot in Pune, the team would take a break and would then resume the shoot in Mumbai from July end. The film is being produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures.
Before Ayushman was finalized for the film, the grapevine was buzzing with the name of Harshvardhan Kapoor as the main lead of the film. There was a French crime drama film made in the year 1960 with the same name. This film was based on the life of classical pianist who bottoms out after his wife’s suicide.
Is Sriram’s movie inspired from the same movie, the details have not yet been disclosed.