Mumbai-based Fox Star Studios is reteaming with director Subhash Kapoor and actor Arshad Warsi on comedy drama Guddu Rangeela.
The studio previously worked with Kapoor and Warsi on legal satire Jolly LLB which was a sleeper hit in early 2013.
Guddu Rangeela, which also stars Amit Sadh and Aditi Rao Hydari, will be produced by Sangeeta Ahir of Mangal Murti Films. Production is scheduled to start in the north India locations of Shimla, Ludhiana and Chandigarh in March 2014, with release expected in the first quarter of 2015.
Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, said: “Jolly LLB, with Arshad and Subhash, was our first independent production and its critical and commercial success has reinforced the fact that our vision to create high-concept yet entertaining cinema has found resonance with the audiences worldwide.”
Fox Star’s local-language slate also includes City Lights, a remake of award-winning UK production Metro Manila, co-produced with Vishesh Films; Traffic, a remake of the Malayalam-language hit co-produced with Endemol India; Amole Gupta’s Hawaa Hawaai, which is scheduled for release in May, and Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, scheduled for Christmas 2014.