‘Fukrey 3 will reflect on the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown situation’ says director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

Do you remember the famous characters ‘Bholi Punjaban’ and ‘Chucha’ from the movie Fukrey? If you loved watching the film, then we have exciting news to give you!

Mrigdeep Singh Lamba is toying on the idea of reflecting Covid-19 situation in his third instalment. Along with this, he ensured that the third instalment will follow the same ritual as his previous ones —‘high on entertainment and a social message’.

The director stated that his team is pondering to incorporate the current situation of the pandemic and lockdown in Fukrey 3.
Mrigdeep Lamba told Bombay Times, “This part too will have a strong message that people will take away and it will be delivered in a humorous way. The original story doesn’t mention it (about COVID-19). But we have been contemplating. We have discussed it. We need to be careful how we show it (COVID-19 situation) it shouldn’t seem forceful.”

He has been further quoted by the portal as saying, “We are toying with the idea to do (something) on COVID-19 or the current situation in a humorous way. We will definitely do something about it. We will make something. We need to crack the right idea.”

Though he mentioned that his team was unable to crack any idea on the concept of Fukrey 3, now, when they have a lead, all his energy is invested in the third instalment.

According to him, the team has started the work on the project before lockdown and now they are connected via phone.
“We have got a story in place and the writing is almost 80 per cent complete. We are working on the screenplay, which is almost done. Once things start to normalise and we have rules in place, then we will decide how and when to take it ahead. We will understand the ground reality before going on floors. The production was earlier slated to begin by October-November but nothing is certain now,” he has been quoted in the same report.

The central cast of the movie consists of Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Richa Chaddha. Apart from this, the director has indicated that there would be a new addition to the cardinal cast.

He also mentioned about his upcoming movie ‘Roohi Afzana’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Jahnvi Kapoor, which is yet to be completed. The director has been quoted by the same publication as further saying, “We are trying to finish the film. It is in post-production. We were done with the edit before lockdown but we need to do post-production. It is not happening as offices are shut. Dinesh is the best person to talk about it. It’s his call. I trust his judgment on how the market works.”

The movie was earlier scheduled to release on 5th June,’20.


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