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Manoj Bajpayee to star in Apurva Asrani’s directorial debut; read details

PTI
Published May 6, 2019, 7:10 pm IST
Updated May 6, 2019, 7:37 pm IST
The duo has previously worked together on 'Satya' and 'Aligarh'.
Apurva Asrani and Manoj Bajpayee.
 Apurva Asrani and Manoj Bajpayee.

Mumbai: Writer Apurva Asrani is set to make his feature directorial debut with a story dealing with mental health issues.

The writer, who is best known for penning films like "Shahid" and "Aligarh", will be collaborating with critically-acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee for the movie.

 

The duo has previously worked together on "Satya" and "Aligarh".

The untitled project will focus on the journey of a "forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind", Apurva revealed on Facebook.

"Pleased to announce my solo directorial debut, co-produced by and starring my 'Satya' and 'Aligarh' star, Manoj Bajpayee.

"My script traces the emotional journey of a forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind. Since awareness & support for mental health issues is sharply lacking in India, we chose the 'Mental Health Awareness Month' to make this announcement," Apurva wrote.

The writer-editor's last project was Amazon Prime series "Made in Heaven". He worked as a series editor on the show created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.

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