Ashok Pati, the stylish director of Ollywood is now busy with a bengali movie “Khiladi”. Shooting of this film started in Kolkata from May 18.
Bengali actors Ankush Hazra and Nusrat Jahan are going to pair up in this film for the first time.
The film deals with the rivalry between two communities. Ankush, who hails from a minority family, disguises himself and goes to Nusrat’s house during Durga Puja. It leads to a lot of hilarious situations. The film also conveys a social message.
“I love Bengali films and am clued into the latest films made in Tollywood. My friendship with Ashok Dhanuka (producer) goes back a long way. He had earlier remade my Odia film, Dream Girl, in Bengali. Ashokji always wanted me to make a Bengali film for him and I kept dithering because of my prior commitments. Khiladi is more of wish fulfilment for me,” said the director.
“I have heard a lot about Ashok Pati and am elated to be part of his debut Tolly project. I play a fun-loving girl in the film. The best part about this project is that it will be shot in the backdrop of Durga Puja,” said lead heroine Nusrat.
Best of luck Ashok sir for your debut project in Tollywood!