Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films has announced its next film, starring Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi, titled ‘Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?’, translated as where is that girl?
The investigative comedy, set in middle India, will see Taapsee Pannu take on the role of a feisty cop. The male lead Gandhi (of ‘Scam 1992’ fame) plays a chauvinistic brat who finds himself compelled to take a riotous, madcap ride with Taapsee's character, whose attitude to life is diametrical opposed to his.
The film will be written and directed by Arshad Syed, who will also be making his directorial debut with the film. When the two leads are forced to make this unlikely journey together, their divergent personalities hilariously clash, leading to volatile and unpredictable interactions that promise a battle of wits and an entertaining viewing experience.
Pannu shares: “I loved the strong and thoroughly unique and entertaining character that Arshad had written for me – it is very exciting to partner with a producer as prolific as Sid, as well as Pratik, whose performance in ‘Scam’ left a lasting impression on me!”
Gandhi adds: “I feel truly privileged to be a part of this project and to be working with the stellar team of Taapsee, Arshad and Sid! I was looking to dive into something totally different after ‘Scam’ and this role ticked all the boxes. I am sure it will be a fun ride ahead and I can't wait to start!”
Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? is set to go on the floors at the end of the year and is currently in the process of locking the rest of the cast.
Siddharth Roy Kapur said: “When Arshad narrated his charming and delightful screenplay to us, we instantly knew we just had to produce the film.
“We are especially excited to be working with Taapsee, who brings so much energy and exuberance to the screen, and Pratik, who blew us all away with his incredible performance in ‘Scam’! We are also very happy that Arshad, who is already known as a superb writer, will make his directorial debut with this film.”
Writer-director Syed added: “I’m truly ecstatic about the opportunity of making my directorial debut on this project with Roy Kapur Films. I thank Sid for his faith in my vision for the film and am grateful to have fantastic actors like Taapsee and Pratik bringing the story to life.”