Sujoy Ghosh has wanted to work with Kareena Kapoor for the longest time, and it’s finally happening.
Kareena has signed on the dotted line for Ghosh’s Devotion, an adaptation of Keigo Huganshino’s Japanese novel The Devotion Of Suspect X.
The actress plays a divorced, single, mother, who murders her abusive ex-husband and is then helped by a sympathetic neighbour (to be played by Jaideep Ahlawat) to dispose off the body.
This Japanese thriller has a long history in Bollywood.
At one point in 2017, it was to be produced by Ekta Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was to play the lead while Sujoy Ghosh was to direct. But the project was aborted.
‘Devotion is probably the best love story I’ve ever read, and to get a chance to adapt it into a film is such an honour. Plus, I get a chance to work with Kareena, Jaideep and Vijay! What more can one ask for!’ Ghosh says in a press note.
Kareena adds: ‘I can’t wait to begin work on this exciting project. It’s one that has all the right ingredients… a great story, a visionary director and a super talented cast and crew, I’m really looking forward to working with Sujoy, Jaideep, and Vijay. It’s the beginning of an electrifying journey and I can’t wait for audiences worldwide to see this global bestseller book come to life.’
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