Filmmakers Abbas Burmawalla and Mustan Burmawalla, popularly known as Abbas-Mustan, are going digital! The director duo, after the failure of their last directorial that marked the debut of Abbas's son Mustafa Burmawala, has taken an OTT route for their next venture. They are directing a suspense thriller film titled Penthouse for an International streaming giant under the banner of Sunir Kheterpal's Azure Entertainment.
Now, Peepingmoon.com has learned that Abbas-Mustan has got on board an exciting, solid cast for the film. The directors have finalized Bobby Deol, Arjun Rampal and Sharman Joshi to play the leads in this mystery thriller loosely based on a 2014 Hollywood blockbuster. The details of the plot and characters have been kept under wraps to maintain its novelty intact but sources say it's along the lines of Abbas-Mustan's previous critically acclaimed movies that are filled with twists and turns and keep you hooked till the very end.
Believed to be an exciting watch for all the thriller lovers, Penthouse marks Abbas-Mustan's reunion with Bobby Deol 13 years after their back-to-back hits like Soldier (1998), Ajanabee (2001), Humraaz (2002) and Naqaab (2007) previously. Arjun Rampal and Sharman Joshi, however, are collaborating with them for the first time. The makers are currently said to be in talks with Maharashtra Film, Theatre and Cultural Development Corporation to get permission to erect a huge set in Goregaon, and are looking at kicking off the shoot around 25th September with all precautions.
Meanwhile, Bobby will next be seen in Shah Rukh Khan's Netflix film, Class of 83 that tells the story of an upright policeman-turned police instructor whose students grapple with the complexities of honour, morals and devotion towards their nation. He is also doing Prakash Jha's MX Player show, Aashram based on the life of Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Arjun Rampal's next offering is a historical drama, Battle of Bhima Koregaon with Deewaanapan director Ashu Trikha. Sharman Joshi, on the other hand, will next be seen in Umesh Shukla's Aankh Micholi and Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha.