Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem start shooting for horror-comedy Kakuda
Produced by RSVP, the film marks the Hindi directorial debut of Aditya Sarpotdar
RSVP Movies has announced its new horror-comedy title Kakuda. The film starring Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem has gone on floors today. It marks the Hindi directorial debut of filmmaker Aditya Sarpotdar, known for acclaimed Marathi films like Classmates, Mauli and Faster Fene.
Kakuda explores the legend of a strange curse in a village stuck in time. The leads are confronted with a challenging ghost who makes them question superstition, tradition and even love. The film has been written by Avinash Dwivedi and Chirag Garg and was developed from a nascent stage by associate producer Salona Bains Joshi.
Talking about the film, director Aditya Sarpotdar says, “I’m very excited to collaborate with Ronnie Screwvala. We are treating the film like nothing short of a big-scale commercial movie. The casting was just perfect and the story will have you both at the edge of your seat and in splits."
Sonakshi Sinha says, “Considering the current situation, a fun comedy film is truly the need of the hour. I loved the script of ‘Kakuda’ from the moment I read it. It’s the kind of movie I would enjoy watching as an audience.”
Riteish Deshmukh adds, “I can’t wait to jump right in and work on the film with Sonakshi and Saqib. I personally love the horror-comedy genre and ‘Kakuda’ is a great opportunity for me to explore the part of a ghostbuster."
Ronnie Screwvala shares, “With a clear focus on homegrown ideas and development, I am excited to announce our horror-comedy ‘Kakuda’. With a solid script, an extremely talented cast and driven director, we hope to push the boundary within the genre.
The direct-to-digital horror-comedy goes on floors in various parts of Gujarat and is slated to release in early 2022.