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Vishal Bhardwaj To Direct Irrfan Khan-Deepika Padukone's Forthcoming Film

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| December 22 , 2017 , 17:50 IST

'Padmavati' actress Deepika Padukone and her 'Piku' co-star Irrfan Khan are all ready to share screen space again for an untitled film which will go on floors in February next year. However, the team was in a fix when the director Honey Trehan backed out of the project citing creative differences with the production team.

Following the development, the film's producer and acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has come to the team's rescue and decided to take over the film's direction. The film will be produced under the banner of KriArj Entertainment and Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures.

In an official statement, Bhardwaj said, "Due to different artistic visions of the film, Honey (Trehan) and I jointly came to the decision that it would be best if I took over as director and saw it through to the end."

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Trehan has worked closely with Vishal for many years and was making his directorial debut with the Irrfan-Deepika starrer, not anymore. Bhardwaj further added, "Owing to our differences in creative understanding, we have mutually and amicably decided that it would be best for our film if Vishal sir took over as director."

Co-producer, Prernaa Arora respects the decision and stands by any step taken for the "betterment of the film". She said, "The film was always big, I respect the decision what Vishal Sir and Honey (Trehan) have taken together, we all are a big family together. It's a great collaboration, it’s a decision that Vishal Sir have taken for the betterment of the film and all of us."

Honey Trehan will reportedly make his directorial debut soon under the two banners. The supposed thriller is yet to receive a name but will mark the second innings for two accomplished actors together after creating magic through Shoojit Sircar’s romantic drama 'Piku'.