BREAKING the comedy mould, noted Bollywood director Priyadarshan is all set to direct an action flick Bullet Train, which will see veteran actors Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn sharing screen space.
The film, which is scheduled to go on floors on September 10, is produced by Ratan Jain of Venus and will be a first of its kind stylised-action-thriller shot entirely in the UK. According to Jain, the film will take Priyadarshan out of his comfort zone of making comedies and will be on par with sleek Hollywood action staple.
"We have had a longstanding equation with Priyadarshan over the years. All of the comedies we have worked on have done well at the box office. For our fifth project we wanted to take on a novel concept and that was how Bullet Train was born," Jain said.
The director-producer duo has churned out comedies like Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala and De Dana Dan.
Bullet Train, which will be shot across London, Scotland, Wales and Birmingham, will have four major action sequences as highlights, specially choreographed by an acclaimed UK-based action director.
The film also stars Tusshar Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sameera Reddy and Boman Irani. The music is by Pritam.