Visfot, which marks Fardeen Khan’s comeback in Bollywood, will now be co-produced by Sanjay Gupta, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Anuradha Gupta. The film will be directed by Kookie Gulati, Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced on Thursday. In the film, Fardeen Khan will co-star with Riteish Deshmukh, with whom he has earlier worked in the 2007 film Heyy Babyy. The film will also star Priya Bapat. The film is the Hindi remake of the Venezuelan film Rock Paper Scissors (2012), which was the Venezuelan entry for Best Foreign Language Film at 85th Academy Awards. Announcing his association with the project earlier this year, Sanjay Gupta told news agency ANI: “I am really happy that Fardeen and Riteish are teaming up for this extremely special project. My team and I put in every bit of our blood, sweat and tears to make each of our project count. This film has been in the works for a while and I’m proud to say that Visfot roll by the end of the month. We’re geared up for this.” Fardeen Khan, son of late actor Feroz Khan. He is the cousin of actor Zayed Khan and interior designer Sussanne Khan.
Fardeen Khan made his debut in Bollywood in 1998 with Prem Aggan. After which, he starred in films such as Janasheen, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Darling. He is known for his comic roles in movies like No Entry and Heyy Babyy, to name a few. Fardeen Khan was last seen in the 2010 film Dulha Mil Gaya, in which he co-starred with Sushmita Sen.
Last year, Fardeen Khan trended big time on social media after pictures of his physical transformation for his comeback film surfaced on the Internet.
It took 14 years and a stellar script like Visfot to bring stars like Riteish Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan together. The film also stars Priya Bapat. The film is an official adaptation of Rock, Paper, Scissor (2012), Venezuela’s official entry to the Oscar Awards that year. The intense thriller presents a collision of worlds between the high-rises of midtown Mumbai and the depths of Dongri.
Bhushan Kumar, who is backing the film, says, “As a producer, I’m always on the lookout for something new. On Visit, we have Sanjay Gupta, who has a signature style of making movies. And we have Kookie Gulati to helm it. From Fardeen , Riteish to the team, we have a fiery combination at hand much like the title of Visfot.”
Sanjay Gupta, whose company White Feather Films is producing the film, believes, “Every film has its own destiny and timing. This film happened to me when the world had shutdown in the pandemic. In Bhushan, I have found a true collaborator and a partner who backs my vision wholeheartedly. He has never second-guessed my decisions and never left my side.”
Director Kookie Gulati sums up saying, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the kind of films Sanjay Gupta has made. I’ve also loved the gumption with which Bhushan Kumar has backed outstanding movies. The opportunity to work with this combination and actors like Riteish and Fardeen is indeed rare. I can’t wait to share this incredible story with the audience.”
Visfot, presented by T-Series and Sanjay Gupta, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Anuradha Gupta and Sanjay Gupta and directed by Kookie.v.Gulati