Courtesy : Arjun Rampal, Konkona Sensharma
Arjun Rampal, who is currently shooting for Dhaakad starring Kangana Ranaut, seems to have a busy year. The actor has signed a new project that revolves around the serious issue of rape.
After beginning 2021 with the courtroom psychological drama ‘Nail Polish’ where he played a high-profile defense lawyer to a famous social activist, the Rock On star is geared up to shoot for at least four more projects in the coming months. While he has already completed Abbas-Mustan's series Penthouse.
The project in question has been titled The Rapist and will also star Konkona Sensharma alongside Rampal, bringing them together for the second time after Venod Mitra's 2013 independent anthology film Meridian Lines that told the story of seven troubled strangers.
Konkona's mother and celebrated Bengali filmmaker Aparna Sen is directing the film produced under the banner of Applause Entertainment. "The Rapist is a hard-hitting drama that examines how much of society is responsible for producing rapists. It's about the victim's trauma, the circumstances, and how a woman deals with it. The pre-production has already started and will get off the ground officially in March," said a source close to the development.
The Rapist is believed to be like any other critically-acclaimed Aparna Sen project that presents socio-political realities in the most sensible manner. It's expected to be as political and outspoken as her films such as 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Paroma (1984), Yugant (1995), Mr. & Mrs. Iyer (2002) among others.
The Arjun Rampal- Konkona Sen Sharma film will mark the filmmaker's third Hindi outing after Saari Raat (2015) and the highly intellectual Sonata (2017) revolving around three middle-aged women.
More details about the project are yet to be known. Stay tuned for updates...