Lionsgate India Studios on Tuesday announced Nausikhiye’s second film, in which she stars Abhimanyu Dassani, Amol Parashar and Shreya Dhanwanthary. Described as a comedy, the film will be directed by Santosh Singh and produced by Ellipsis Entertainment. Nausikhiye tells the story of two wedding crashers who accidentally steal a bride, sparking a mad cat and mouse chase across the countryside. It is written by Chirag Garg and Avinash Dwivedi.
After announcing his first film Letters to Mr. HannaLionsgate Studios India is looking forward to another exciting feature film in the comedy genre, said Rohit Jain, MD, Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate.
“We intend to explore new and exciting genres to diversify our content to provide our audience with a holistic entertainment experience.
“We are confident that this film, helmed by Santosh Singh and a stellar cast, will be a full-house entertainer and one of the many success stories produced by Lionsgate India Studios,” Jain said in a statement.
Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar, managing partners – Ellipsis Entertainment said that their banner and Lionsgate India Studio’s first collaboration is a popcorn feast from a young team – director, actors and writers.
“This is our first comedy, which promises to travel across geographies and age groups. We look forward to enthralling audiences with a fun, low-key comedy that will be a riot to shoot,” they said.
“I can’t wait for the blast I’m going to have shooting this crazy, crazy caper. Nausikhiye has a quirky charming small town vibe, with great music, hilarious situations and crazy characters. I look forward to opening my entries with Ellipsis and Lionsgate!” Dasani added.
Parashar said he was on board the project immediately after the script was narrated.
“This is an absolute laugh. Comedy was my favorite genre as an actor and viewer.” Dhanwanthary called the film a ‘homecoming’.
“It’s my third with Ellipsis. I am very excited to be a part of this crazy comedy that had me speechless. You can’t go wrong with all-purpose entertainers, more so these days. My audience will also get to see me in a new light, unlike some of the roles I have essayed in recent times,” he added.
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