Anurag Basu’s multi-starrer upcoming film has finally got its title. The movie, which stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi, has been titled as Ludo.
Basu took to his social media account to make the announcement and simply wrote, “Let’s Play Ludo……24th April 2020.” He also shared the first poster of the film which features the main actors. The poster has four different compartments just like ludo and all the actors are featured in their compartmentalized space.
Let's Play #Ludo……24th April 2020.@ipritamofficial @juniorbachchan
@RajkummarRao @fattysanashaikh #AdityaRoyKapur @TripathiiPankaj @sanyamalhotra07
#TaniBasu #KrishanKumar #AnuragBasuProductions @TSeries pic.twitter.com/Fy9PmeNMKE
— anurag basu (@basuanurag) December 27, 2019
Fatima Sana Shaikh who is paired opposite Rajkummar Rao in the film told Mumbai Mirror during an interview, “For the first time, I play a normal woman in a sari on screen. After battling for a medal in the ring and performing superhuman, gravity-defying stunts, this one was a breeze.”
Called as a “dark comic anthology” by Basu, Ludo tells four different stories set in a quintessential Indian metro. The film was reported to be sequel of Basu’s 2007 film Life in a metro but he later clarified that it is a different film. “The genre is different. Life… had drama, a love story and it revolved around multiple stories about relationships. This is not that. This film has bit of crime and black humour in it. The only common thing is that all four stories are intersecting and affecting each other. I don’t want to confuse the audience and call it as a sequel to Life..,” Basu told PTI.
Directed by Anurag Basu and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tani Somarita Basu and Krishan Kumar, the film is scheduled to be released on 24 April 2020.