‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to star as the lead in upcoming romantic-comedy film titled ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’.
Gandhi will be joined by veteran actor Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s niece and actress Sharmin Segal.
The film is directed by Hardik Gajjar and produced by Pen Studios, known for backing titles such as "Kahaani" and "Helicopter Eela".
Gajjar is also co-producing the movie.
Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios said he is glad to associate with Gandhi and Gajjar again after "Ravan Leela". "Both these films are content driven and that's always been Pen Studios' aim," Gada said in a statement.
The shoot of "Atithi Bhoota Bhava" commenced on Friday in Mathura.
The makers are planning to release the film sometime this year.
"This unique love story will be a learning experience as I will be working with a supremely talented actor Jackie Shroff," said Pratik.
Born and brought up in Surat, Pratik predominantly works in Gujarati theatre and cinema. He has been seen in Hindi films such as 'Mitron' and 'Loveyatri'.
The year 2020 turned out to be a gamechanger for Pratik as he received popularity for his performance in Hansal Mehta's drama web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. Pratik won plaudits for his portrayal of Harshad Mehta, which made him a household name. The show is the top Indian web series of 2020 according to IMDb.
Asked how he wants to go forward, Pratik told IANS via Twitter: "‘Scam' response has strengthened my belief in going by the gut feel."
"So, I will continue doing that with more zeal and excitement. There are good projects coming my way and I hope to add more memorable character in 2021," he further tweeted in response.
Meanwhile, Sharmin was last seen in 'Malaal'. She has also worked as an assistant director in 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Mary Kom'.