Magazine article Screen International

International Co-Producers Board Ahluwalia’s 'Boyfriend'

Magazine article Screen International

International Co-Producers Board Ahluwalia’s 'Boyfriend'

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Miss Lovely director Ashim Ahluwalia's next film The Boyfriend has attracted a crop of new co-producers: Mehernaz Lentin at Industry Pictures (Canada), Anand Ramayya at Karma Film (Canada), Laurent Lavolé at Gloria Films (France) and Film Kitchen (The Netherlands).

"We have just closed co-producers and it looks exciting. Pinaki Chatterjee and Anu Rangachar will be the Indian producers through Future East. I'm hoping we can start shooting this mid 2017," said writer-director Ashim Ahluwalia, who is also finishing his Hindi-language film Daddy.

The Boyfriend, which was at the Screenwriters' Lab in 2014, is based on a book by R Raj Rao, about two social outcasts who embark on a forbidden love affair.

Daddy, now in post-production, is about the life of the notorious Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli. The cast features Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar and Aishwarya Rajesh.

"I was offered the film because of my somewhat gritty interests, I suppose. …

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