Neena Gupta, who recently won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, for playing a middle-aged pregnant woman in ‘Badhaai Ho‘, will be next seen in a thriller film titled ‘Gwalior’. The film, also starring Sanjay Mishra, opposite Neena, will be majorly shot in the title city and later in Varanasi.
“It is an interesting concept. I play Manju Mishra, a housewife, and the story narrates how an uneducated woman who is perceived as weak handles a situation involving cash crunch,” Neena told Mirror. Sanjay will play her retired teacher husband, Sambhu Nath Mishra, she added.
Sanjay says that in a way he is actually playing his father from whom his character borrows his name.
Talking about working with Neena, Sanjay says, “I am grateful for the chance to work with her on this film. She is my senior from National School of Drama, and since I have the utmost respect for her in real life, it wasn’t difficult to forge the husband-wife bond on screen.”
Manav Vij and Sumit Gulati will also be part of the film playing key roles.
Filmmaker-duo Jaspal Singh Sandhu and Rajeev Barnwal have written and directed the film. Jaspal says, “It’s a thriller with an element of drama and revolves around an old, married couple, and how their lives take an unexpected turn.”
He further adds that the film explores the old flavor of the city. “We are shooting inside a 150-year-old house. After Gwalior, we will move to Varanasi for a three-day shoot,” he concludes.