Hot on the heels of its collaboration on the Indian smash My Name Is Khan, Fox Star Studios has teamed up with Ramesh Sippy Entertainment on an action thriller.

Dum Maaro Dum will star the well-known leading man Abhishek Bachchan and takes place in what a Fox source described as “the bylanes, beach shacks and raves of India’s largest tourist destination.”

Director Rohan Sippy and producer Ramesh Sippy, whose credits include Chandni Chowk To China, are back together after collaborating on the 2005 romantic thriller Bluffmaster.

“We are committed to working with the best talent in the business and are delighted to be working with the winning pair of Rohan and Abhishek on Dum Maaro Dum,” Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh said. “It’s an amazing script that we are all very excited about.”

“Fox Star Studios has established a strong presence in the Indian film industry in a very short time and have ably demonstrated their marketing and distribution capabilities – we are extremely excited to partner on our next project with people who are like-minded and have vision to take the film places,” Ramesh Sippy said.

“By teaming with the great film-makers on My Name Is Khan, we demonstrated our commitment to film-making in this region and our capabilities as a serious production entity in India,” Fox International Productions president Sanford Panitch said.

“It is our passion and endeavour to tap into local feature films that are entertaining and appeal to local audiences. We are quite selective about the films and film-makers that we partner with and we are extremely proud of our association with Rohan and Abhishek, which further reflects our ongoing commitment to partner with the best talent in the local market.”

Rounding out the key cast are Bipasha Basu, Aditya Panscholi, Pratiek Babbar, and Rana Dagubatti, who is well known in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and makes his hindi film debut here.