Suraj Sharma of ‘Life of Pi’ fame to star in Anushka Sharma’s next

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who turned producer with the critically acclaimed 2015 film ‘NH 10’ is all set to make another film under her home production banner Clean Slate Films. The film titled ‘Phillauri’ will star Suraj Sharma of ‘Life of Pi’ fame as the lead actor.

“Suraj has been approached by the film’s team and the actor is very much interested in the script. He will be meeting the producers next month and if things go well, the actor will sign the film and hop on board,” a source was quoted by a publication.

The film which is said to be a romantic comedy will be shot in Punjab at the place with the same name. Anushka has, reportedly, roped in Anshai Lal who will make his directorial debut with the film.

The film is packed with a different kind of humour than we have seen in Bollywood so far, the source added.

Suraj who has already marked his name in the Hollywood with Ang Lee’s Academy Award winning ‘Life of Pi’ and Craig Gillespie’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’, will be making his Bollywood debut with ‘Phillauri’. Suraj has also starred in season 4 of American thriller series ‘Homeland’.

‘Phillauri’ is scheduled to go on floors in April this year.