It is going to be an ‘all hands on deck’ 2018 not just for Vidhu Vinod Chopra, but also for Siddharth Roy Kapur. His newly formed production house has been on a spree of green lighting projects. The latest one being a true story inspired by a merchant navy officer and the Somalian pirates, which will be directed by Vinil Mathew and written by Sudip Sharma.
Vinil Mathew is an ad filmmaker who made his feature film debut with the new-age romance, Hasee Toh Phasee. Sudip Sharma is the acclaimed writer of NH10 and Udta Punjab. The film will go on floor in the second half of 2018.
Apart from this, Sid’s production house will be producing a biopic on Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, written by Anjum Rajabali and directed by Mahesh Mathai. Nitesh Tiwari will also be directing his next for the banner, based on the book How I Braved Anu Aunty And Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company. Also in the pipeline are Shubh Mangal Saavdhan director RS Prasanna’s next film and a film based on the true story of Vijendra Singh Rathore, the heroic Alwar-based truck driver who found his wife after a 19 month-long search in the aftermath of the Uttarakhand flash floods.