Nushrat Bharucha to play lead in Hindi remake of hit-Marathi horror film, ‘Lapachhapi’ titled ‘Chhori’
‘Chhori’ is the Hindi remake of the hit-Marathi horror film, ‘Lapachhapi’ ( ‘Hide and Seek’), actor Nushrat Bharucha will play the lead role and Vishal Furia will write and direct the film
After making waves with the announcement of a multi-platform content alliance between India’s Abundantia Entertainment and Crypt TV of the USA have announced that their first production together will be the feature film, Chhori.
Chhori is the Hindi remake of the hit-Marathi horror film, Lapachhapi (‘Hide and Seek’) and stars the young and talented actor Nushrat Bharucha, who recently starred in Pyaar Ka Punchama series, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Dream Girl. Vishal Furia, who directed the original, will once write and direct the Hindi film too.
Abundantia’s Vikram Malhotra and Crypt TV’s Jack Davis will produce on behalf of their respective companies.
Abundantia Entertainment, producer of successful and impactful content across screens like Airlift, Baby, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, Shakuntala Devi (under production), Durgavati (under production), Sherni (under production) and the Amazon Original Series Breathe - is currently developing the film under its horror content vertical ‘Psych’ along with Crypt TV.
Crypt TV represents a new type of media company, creating a new generation of iconic monster IP for young people by launching new characters on YouTube, Facebook & Instagram. In 2019, they announced a 5-series slate deal with Facebook Watch, that got underway with THE BIRCH which took in more than 32-million views during its 14-episode run.
A thrilled Nushrat Bharucha says, “I am extremely excited to be a part of Chhori. This genre excites me and the fact that the story is anchored in practices of our society, makes it relatable and impactful. I have wanted to work with Vishal Furia and I am so glad we are finally getting to collaborate on Chhori, which is so close to his heart. Abundantia Entertainment and Vikram Malhotra have always backed high-quality, progressive stories and are known to make films with strong female voices and as an actor, I couldn’t ask for more. Our collaboration with an international creator like Crypt TV and its CEO Jack Davis, whose expertise in this genre is unparalleled, makes this even more thrilling.”
Producer Vikram Malhotra outlines his vision for Chhori, “Abundantia Entertainment has always believed in supporting progressive and insightful stories. I am delighted that we are extending our content philosophy further with the Hindi remake of Lapachhapi in partnership with Crypt TV and Jack Davis. I am confident that our collaboration on this film will allow us to create some irresistibly scary content under our latest vertical ‘Psych’.”
Jack Davi, Co-Founder and CEO, Crypt TV, says, “I am ecstatic to partner with Abundantia and Vikram on this film. When I first saw it in Mumbai with Vikram, I was blown away and instantly knew it could lead the way in elevating the horror genre in India. He added that Nushrat Bharucha playing the lead in the film is a true thrill. She has such a strong connection with the youth in India and she will be essential to elevating the story.
Director Vishal Furia says, “When I first heard that Vikram Malhotra and Abundantia Entertainment were considering a remake of my film, I was thrilled – simply because I believe there is a lot more I want to say with this story. Getting a chance to revisit the film has been an amazing experience. I want to take the remake a few steps further and make a much more impactful, scary and thrilling film.”