India’s leading production and distribution studio, Sony Pictures Films India has announced its next project ‘Saale Aashiq’, which will mark the directorial debut of the Hindi film industry’s top writers Siddharth – Garima.
A gritty youth drama, ‘Saale Aashiq’ is set to go on the floor in the second half of 2021.
Siddharth and Garima rose to fame as writers and lyricists for their work in blockbusters such as ‘Ram Leela’ (2013), ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015), ‘Padmaavat’ (2018), ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ (2017), and more recently in ‘Kabir Singh’ (2019). With their much-awaited debut as directors, Sony Pictures Films India is reinforcing its commitment as a writer and director-led studio.
Excited about the association, Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Films India says, “Over the last couple of years as we have ramped up our local production, we have especially focused on partnering with and nurturing new and young talent. Be it writers, directors, or actors; we are extremely supportive of creating an ecosystem that brings forth new stories, offers fresh perspectives, and highlights genuine talent. Siddharth and Garima have enthralled audiences worldwide with their rich, vibrant characters and stories. It’s high time that they turn directors. We are excited to be with them on this journey with ‘Saale Aashiq’. It’s a story that is set to resonate with the youth of our times.”
Director duo Siddharth- Garima says, “The kind of stories that we want to tell need to have a very strong social message at heart. We are glad that Sony Pictures Films India is equally excited to take it ahead. The studio has a team with great passion and creativity to lead the film. We are super excited to be associated with them.”