Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan who were to do the Abhinav Bhindre bio-pic together have now shifted sights.
The father-son pair will be seen together in Netflix’s Thar produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company (AFKC) and directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary .Inspired by Western Noir genres, Thar is set in the 1980s .It is the story of Siddharth ,played by Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor. Shifting to Pushkar for a job, Siddharth embarks on a journey to avenge his past.
The revenge noir thriller boasts of versatile actors like Anil Kapoor, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Satish Kaushik and marks the directorial debut of Raj Singh Chaudhary who has also written the film.
Talking about his upcoming film, the producer and actor, Anil Kapoor says, “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved with Thar and am super-excited about the film for several reasons. The genre itself – a noir thriller set in Rajasthan that pays tribute to the genre of the classic Western is a first for Indian cinema and audiences. Thar is a playground where the dynamism of new blood meets the experience of industry stalwarts, both on and off screen. On screen we see the fresh pairing of Harshvarrdhan Kapoor and Fatima Sana Sheikh and off-screen we see director Raj Singh Chaudhary creating magic with a team of ambitious, risk-taking debutantes – Director of Photography Shreya Dev Dube and Music Composer Ajay Jayanthi.”
Anil Kapoor says he has always tried to be adventurous . “As an actor and a producer, I have always tried to push the envelope and disrupt the status quo with innovative content. Thar is a manifestation of this obsession and I’m thrilled to have a partner as supportive and collaborative as Netflix to take this story as far and wide as it can go. We, at AKFC Network truly believe that audiences in India and across the globe will love and embrace the film for all its beauty, grit and thrill.”