After the success of Shootout At Lokhandwala, Apoorva Lakhia has announced his new project, Mission Istanbul. And guess who he has decided to sign in as the female lead of Mission Istanbul? It is none other than Chak De Girl, Sagarika Ghatge. Sagarika caught the fancy of Apoorva when he saw her performance in Chak De India and approached the newcomer.
Mission Istanbul’ is about a person, who is stuck in extraordinary circumstances, in the world of terrorism. The main character is fictional but the situation around him is real; like in the film, ‘Last King of Scotland’. “There is definitely no ‘Osama’ in this story” clarifies Apoorva Lakhia. “The shooting of the film would start by October 20. It’s a 60-day schedule and would be completed by February. We hope to release the film by summer next year”, adds the director.
On asking about the character of the leading actresses he said, “Shreya would be a news reporter, it’s a facet role whilst the other actress will play the role of a RAW analysis agent.” Apoorva further confirms, “Sagarika surely is among the ones who we looked at for the second role but she has not been signed for the film.”
Pic : Sagarika Ghatge In Mission Istanbul
The cast of Mission Istanbul includes, Zayed Khan, Suneil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi.
Mission Istanbu is extensively shot in Turkey, Istanbul, Mumbai, Jaisalmer and Antalia.
After ‘Mission Istanbul’, Apoorva has three projects lined up. “I have signed a film with Tips and one with HMV. However I will also be doing another film with Suniel Shetty as it was great fun to work with him.”
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