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Iti first poster: Vivek Oberoi to co-produce murder mystery, cast announcement soon

Vivek Oberoi has shared the poster of his upcoming production, Iti. The cast of the film is yet to be announced.

bollywood Updated: Jun 30, 2020 14:20 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Vivek Oberoi has shared the poster of his upcoming production, Iti.
Vivek Oberoi has shared the poster of his upcoming production, Iti.

Vivek Oberoi has unveiled the poster of his next production, Iti. The film is being touted as a murder mystery and will be made under his home banner, in collaboration with Mandiraa Entertainment.

Sharing the title poster on Twitter, Vivek wrote, “Excited to announce our 1st film- #Iti Produced by @mandiraa_ent & my home production Oberoi Mega Ent. A high concept thriller directed by the talented @mishravishal. To go on floors by Oct’20Crossed fingers#PrernaVArora. Heartfelt thank you to each one of you for all your love & support.”

The film poster goes with the tagline ‘Can you solve your own murder’. Iti will be directed by Vishal Mishra, who has earlier delivered films such as Happy Hardy and Heer and Marudhar Express.

The story of Iti revolves around a woman who is racing against time to solve her own murder. The film, that marks the debut of Rajeev Sen, is expected to go on floors by September-October 2020 and will be released shortly thereafter.  

 

All set to don the hat of a producer, Vivek Oberoi says, “I instantly liked the high-concept idea that Vishal presented and I decided to back the project immediately. I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting journey with Prernaa, team Mandiraa and Girish (Johar) and we hope to present an engaging piece of cinema to the audiences.”

Vishal also added, “I always believe in exploring new concepts. With this film, I hope to bring something new in my favourite genre, whodunit thriller. Prerna V Arora is a passionate producer and has a glorious box office record. And I share a very special bond with Vivek. It feels great to collaborate with both of them.”  

Producer Girish Johar, who will also be backing the project, says, “Along with producers Kussum, Reshabh D. Saraf and Keyur Pandya (of Mandiraa Entertainemnt), I’m super excited and keen to share this story with our audiences. Vishal is a very gifted talent and with this film, we’ve a winner on our hands.”

Vivek was last seen in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi biopic titled PM Narendra Modi. The actor has been active in the south and was seen in Malayalam film Lucifer, Telugu film Vinaya Vidheya Rama and Kannada film Rustum last year.

Vivek had recently blamed Bollywood for its “power play”, “ego trips”, “manipulation” and lack of acknowledgement for deserving talents (mostly those hailing from outside the industry) in a powerful post on social media shared after the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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He’d written, “I hope our Industry that calls itself a family, does some serious introspection, we need to change for the better, we need to b***h less and care more, less power play and more grace and large heartedness, less ego trips and more acknowledgement for deserving talents, this family needs to truly become a family...a place where talent is nurtured and not crushed, a place where an artist feels appreciated and not manipulated. This is a wake up call for all of us.”

Talking about attending Sushant’s funeral, he also wrote, “Being at Sushant’s cremation today was so heartbreaking. I truly wish I could have shared my personal experience and helped him ease his pain. I have been through my own journey of pain, it can be very dark and lonely. But death is never the answer, suicide can never be a solution.”

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