Viacom18 Motion Pictures to co-produce Vishal Bhardwaj's‘ Rangoon’

MUMBAI: Viacom18 Motion Pictures will be co-producing Rangoon along with Sajid Nadiadwala and Vishal Bhardwaj.


The intense love story set in the 1940s will be directed by Bhardwaj. It stars Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor in an epic romantic drama packed with action.


Set to release in October 2016, the film has music by Bhardwaj with lyrics by Gulzar. 


Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare said, “Our endeavour at Viacom18 Motion Pictures has been to redefine a mainstream Hindi film. In that quest, we have always produced films that marry great content with a wide commercially appeal. Our unique collaboration with Vishal & Sajid who are filmmakers of great pedigree in their own space reflects that approach.Rangoon is not only a larger than life epic love drama but has a gripping story at its heart. It will enthral the contemporary audience.”


Bhardwaj added, “Amalgamating a story like this with experts from the industry is like a dream come true for me. I am delighted that a project so close to my heart has not only started shaping up well but will be portrayed as an epic story of love and drama in a never seen before avatar.”


Nadiadwala said, “Our company believes in working with directors with great vision and Vishal undoubtedly stands tall in this league. His storytelling is unique and he always finds a way to bring a great sense of characterisation to any film he’s working on. And along with Viacom18 Motion Pictures, we are all set and very excited to bring Rangoon to the audience.”

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