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Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal, Shraddha Srinath to star in first feature film of Lionsgate India Studios

Dubbed as a family drama, the Milind Dhaimade-helmed film is a mother-son relationship story

PTI Mumbai Published 05.09.22, 11:33 AM
Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Shraddha Srinath will star in the first feature film of Lionsgate India Studios.

Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Shraddha Srinath will star in the first feature film of Lionsgate India Studios. Twitter

Lionsgate India Studios on Monday announced its foray into feature film production with an untitled Hindi movie, starring Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Shraddha Srinath.

Described as a coming-of-age story, the upcoming film will be directed by Milind Dhaimade of Tu Hai Mera Sunday fame.


At the core of this family drama, which uses comedy as the main premise, is the relationship between a mother and her son.

“Lionsgate Studios in India is delighted to announce its maiden Hindi film,” said Rohit Jain, MD, South Asia and Networks (Emerging Markets Asia), Lionsgate.

“With Milind at the helm of it, each character has been cast perfectly to depict this beautiful story that we’re sure audiences will love. We are running at a rapid pace with eight to 10 grand projects in the pipeline within a year — expect big announcements coming your way soon from Lionsgate India Studios,” he added.

Dhaimade said he was excited about collaborating with Lionsgate India Studios. "”For me, it's very critical who is partnering with you in creating the film since a film is made even before it goes on the floor. All the ingredients that are necessary to put the film together have already been decided.”

“I feel in this aspect Lionsgate India Studios’ vision for the film, along with a stellar cast will be wonderfully refreshing. This is a mother-son relationship that will resonate with everyone irrespective of region. Our casting will help audiences across India connect to a relatable story,” added the filmmaker.

Neetu Kapoor said she fell in love with the film's script the moment she read it. “It goes beyond the regular mother-son story and explores a different side that sets a unique tone to the romcom genre. I am excited to be part of the first production of Lionsgate India Studios. I believe that the movie will touch hearts and remain close to my heart,” the Jugjugg Jeeyo star said.

Sunny Kaushal described the film as “an ode to all the mothers, their wishes and sacrifices”. “I really look forward to working with Milind sir, Lionsgate India Studios and Neetu ji on this special project,” the Shiddat actor said.

Srinath, best known for films such as Vikram Vedha and Jersey, said she was happy to be part of this project. “This is a sweet, warm, delightful script. I remember smiling from ear to ear while reading it. We are all so busy watching and making dark, thrilling, and mind-bending content that there aren’t enough films that focus on moments and relationships and the simplicity of life.”

Since last year through the STARZ streaming service Lionsgate Play, the studio has produced shows across genres such as the urban slice-of-life comedy Hiccups & Hookups, young adult drama Jugaadistan, and coming-of-age series Feels Like Home.

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