Taapsee finds her hero in Vikrant

It’s time for new beginnings for ad filmmaker-turned-director Vinil Mathew. His second Bollywood venture rolls in January, six years after his debut directorial, the romcom Hasee Toh Phasee. This time around, he will be venturing into the romantic-thriller space. Taapsee Pannu has been finalised as the leading lady and Vikrant Massey will be playing the male lead in the Bhushan Kumar and Aanand L Rai production.

“The makers thought a fresh pair would work in the film’s favour as it will keep the mystery element intact, since there will be no pre-conceived notions about them as a couple,” reveals a source close to the development. The yetuntitled film will be shot in North though the exact location is yet to be finalised. “But since the story is set in that part of the country, the makers want to keep it authentic,” adds the source.