EXCLUSIVE: Ram Leela writer duo, Siddharth and Garima make their directorial debut with Saale Aashiq

Produced by Sony Pictures India, Saale Aashiq is a gritty youth drama and marks the directorial debut of Siddharth and Garima. Details.

Updated on Jan 28, 2021 11:32 PM IST  |  251.8K
EXCLUSIVE: Ram Leela writer duo, Siddharth and Garima make their directorial debut with Saale Aashiq
EXCLUSIVE: Ram Leela writer duo, Siddharth and Garima make their directorial debut with Saale Aashiq

Writer and Lyricist duo of Siddharth and Garima, who have worked on films like Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padmavaat and Kabir Singh, are all set to make their directorial debut soon. The duo’s directorial debut, titled Saale Aashiq, is produced by Sony Pictures India, and is currently in the final stages of scripting. The team will move onto the casting aspect soon, as the idea is to take it on the floors in the second half of 2021.

According to a source close to the development, the film is a gritty youth drama, and is a subject that has a universal appeal. Talking about the Saale Aashiq, Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures India, says, “Over the last couple of years as we have ramped up our local production, we have specially focused on partnering with and nurturing young talent – be it writers, directors or actors. We are supportive of creating an ecosystem that brings forth new stories, offers fresh perspectives and highlights talent. Siddharth and Garima have enthralled the audiences worldwide with their rich, vibrant characters and stories, and it’s high time they turned director. We are excited to be with them on this journey with Saale Aashiq. It’s a story that is set to resonate with youth of our times.”

Interestingly, the studio is launching three debutants this year – Satram Ramani (Helmet), Unfair & Lovely (Balwinder Singh Janjua) and Looop Lapeta (Aakash Bhatia). Siddharth and Garima hope to carry forward their writing legacy on direction front too. The duo informs, “The kind of stories that we want to tell, need to have a very strong social message at heart. We are glad that Sony Pictures is equally excited to take it ahead. The studio has a team with great passion and creativity to lead the film. We are super excited to be associated with them.”

Stay tuned to know more about the cast and other aspects of the film.

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