Known for his edgy, quirky, envelope pushing content cinema in India, Dibakar Banerjee is all set for his upcoming film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (SAPF) which he has not only directed but also produced it. The film is a thriller starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and is set to hit the silver screens on March 19, 2021.
After running the first trailer of the film for a year and getting it's release stalled due to the sudden outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, Dibakar has today released the second trailer of the film to give more glimpses into the raw and real world of the crime thriller.
In the film, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will be seen as enemies. For the off-screen close friends and much loved on-screen Ishaaqzaade couple, this was an absolutely new territory to explore and they went for it.
Shedding light about their characters and their on-screen relationship Dibakar reveals,
It was Arjun vs Parineeti on the sets of SAPF for most of the days. They have done the typical romantic films together where there’s what we call in Bollywood ‘choreography’. SAPF wasn't choreographed. We rehearsed the basic moves and then just went for it... Male violence against the woman is something we all know pretty well in the subcontinent. It's also used often to gloat and used as prurient male-gaze click-baits while promoting a film. We wanted the violence between them to be real which meant that they really had to hit each other which became a big problem because they are old buddies and the fact that Arjun is really very gentle.- Dibakar Banerjee
Dibakar said that Arjun was committed to bring the animosity alive on screen and Pari dived deep into the character to ensure that the violence, though excruciating for her body, was necessary. The talented director says,
He's double Pari's size and has hands like sledgehammers. By the time the shooting ended, we stopped counting the bruises on Pari. So did she. But I love the shot where she slaps Arjun back. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that one.- Dibakar Banerjee
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a raw and edgy thriller and is set to be released on March 19. It is being distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.
Watch the second trailer of the film here:
The film will see Arjun play the role of a Haryanvi cop quirkily named Pinky, while Parineeti essays the role of an ambitious girl from the corporate world, Sandeep, whose lives suddenly intertwine.
Dibakar is presenting Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in an all new avatar and today, revealed a massive secret that Arjun’s character is called Pinky and Parineeti’s Sandeep! Audiences have so far definitely thought otherwise and this reveal sets the tone for the trailer and the film which will see numerous and totally unexpected edge-of-the-seat twists.