Mumbai: Hindi film star Varun Dhawan-starrer Bhediya is set to arrive in cinema halls November 25 next year, the makers announced Thursday.
The horror-comedy is directed by Bala helmer Amar Kaushik from a script by Niren Bhatt, best known for penning Asur and the long-running TV show Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.
The makers of Bhediya unveiled the first look of the film along with the new release date via social media.
“Let’s meet on this date next year with #Bhediya Starring @Varun_dvn & @kritisanon, releasing on 25th November, 2022 in cinemas worldwide! #BhediyaFirstLook,” read the caption of the poster which saw Dhawan in an intense avatar.
— Maddockfilms (@MaddockFilms) November 25, 2021
The film, which commenced shooting in Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro town in March this year, was previously scheduled for a release April 14, 2022.
Bhediya is the third film in producer Dinesh Vijan’s horror-comedy universe after Stree and Roohi — both starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead.
Hollywood’s premier effects studio Mr X, part of Technicolor Creative Studios, has boarded the project which is touted as “an exquisite visual effects film”. The studio is known for its stellar creature and environment work in the Oscar-nominated film “Love and Monsters” as well as the Emmy-winning series “Vikings”.
Talking about this collaboration, Vijan said the team is thrilled to have teamed up with Mr. X for Bhediya.
“Mr. X has been a pioneer in the industry, having created some of the most spellbinding visual masterpieces of recent movie history. Ever since we conceptualised Bhediya, we knew our film needed the expertise of Mr. X to weave that epic scale,” Vijan, known for backing films like Badlapur and Hindi Medium, said in a statement.
Director Kaushik described Bhediya as a film with awe-inspiring imagery.
“Each and every member of the cast and crew knew that we were crafting something very special. It’s not just the path breaking VFX; the film is a feast for the eyes in every aspect possible,” he added.
The makers had earlier released the teaser of the film, which shows a man converting into a wolf, leading to speculations that Bhediya is a werewolf film.
Kriti Sanon, Abhishek Banerjee, Deepak Dobriyal and Paalin Kabak also round out the cast of the film.
Bhediya is presented by Jio Studios and Vijan’s Maddock Films.