Saand Ki Aankh: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar kick off Anurag Kashyap's production
Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to come together for the very first time in a film titled Saand Ki Aankh, in which they will be seen playing the world's oldest sharpshooters - Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. The film will go on floors soon.
Saand Ki Aankh, which is being jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar, will mark the directorial debut of writer Tushar Hiranandani who has written films like Main Tera Hero, Ek Villain and Half Girlfriend.
Anurag took to Twitter to announce the news. "Ab hogi SHOOTING! This is one story that is waiting to be told! More power to these women!" sharing a photo of the team with Chandro and Prakashi.
Ab hogi SHOOTING! This is one story that is waiting to be told! More power to these women! @bhumipednekar @taapsee @tushar1307 @RelianceEnt @nidhiparmar @ItsVineetSingh @prakashjha27 pic.twitter.com/TCAjIZ82UyAnurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) February 9, 2019
Rumours were doing the rounds that Saand Ki Aankh, which was originally supposed to be titled Womaniya, was shelved. However, Taapsee clarified, "Kabhi humaari picture shelve karva dete hai kabhi title ki maara maari, maine socha main khud hi picture announce kar deti hu through my PERSONAL MEDIANET. Ab jisko jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lo!"
Kabhi humaari picture shelve karva dete hai kabhi title ki maara maari, maine socha main Khud hi picture announce kar deti hu through my PERSONAL MEDIANET ab jisko jo ukhaadna hai ukhaad lo ! Kickstarting the shoot of our country's oldest and coolest shooters #Chandro #Prakashi pic.twitter.com/dEYzIO5SP9taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 9, 2019
#SaandKiAankh hai naam, SHOOTING hai ismein humara kaam! Na yeh #ShooterDadis kabhi shelve ho saki hai...aur na yeh movie! Let's go! @taapsee @tushar1307 @anuragkashyap72 @RelianceEnt @realshooterdadi @shooterdadi @nidhiparmar pic.twitter.com/ty089TJGyVbhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) February 9, 2019
Director Tushar Hiranandani could not stop heaping praise on his leading ladies. "Both Bhumi and Taapsee have put their heart and soul into the characters right from the initial prep to the training and their looks. The film is the perfect platform for them to reach their true potential as powerhouse performers," he said.
Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh's Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, who is fondly called as shooter 'dadi' is among the world's oldest female sharpshooters.
(With inputs from IANS)