The ‘dream cast,’ featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon, is all set to spearhead Rhea Kapoor’s upcoming filmThe Crew. The filmmaker announced the fruition of this ambitious female-led project with a magazine cover shoot this week.
The trio being a part of Rhea Kapoor’s The Crew, is something that had been speculated for quite a while now, and we are over the moon about the confirmation.
After all, Indian audiences are only used to watching blockbuster multi-starrers helmed by male actors, with their female counterparts usually reduced to playing love interests with no real depth. However, in this comedy-drama, produced by Rhea Kapoor (AKFCN) and Ektaa R Kapoor (Balaji Motion Pictures), we will get to witness the women challenging the status quo and steadfastly taking centre stage.
Rhea Kapoor posted multiple visuals on Instagram and revealed that it was indeed the cast of her next film titled The Crew. The film is directed by Rajesh Krishnan of Lootcase fame, and written by Nidhi Mehra and Mehul Suri.
In a statement, producer Rhea said that she hadn’t expected her 2018 film Veere Di Wedding to do well at the box-office because it only had female leads.
“It was the largest opening for a female protagonist film ever till now. When that happened I felt so good, because I was like people underestimate the strength of the female audience, who are very loyal. They watch films over and over again. So that’s when I made up my mind that I am not going to rush into anything that’s predictable. I am going to go and do things the way I have always done them, but the one thing that I will do is I will justify the potential strength of this audience,” she shared.
Rhea revealed that this project is a big dream of hers and that she had been “dreaming, writing and planning” it for three years straight.
Kareena also talked about the film and said, “Veere Di Wedding holds a special place in my heart... working with Rhea and Ektaa was an incredible journey. So, when Rhea came to me with her new project, The Crew, I was quite intrigued. This also means I get to share screen space with two stellar actors, Tabu and Kriti. I am looking forward to starting this project and can’t wait to bring this trifecta to the fold!”
The film, as per reports, is a comedy-drama based on the deteriorating airline industry. News about the movie had surfaced back in July, which Kareena had then confirmed without divulging any major details. “I am doing a film with Rhea Kapoor. It is not Veere 2, it is a story about three women. It is going to be slightly different. It’s a super cool and fun story. Rhea has got two stellar actors. I can’t reveal the cast, but I am very excited,” she had shared.
Going by Rhea’s statement, the film will begin shooting in February next year, targeting either a late-2023 or an early-2024 release. No other details have been announced yet, but we’re keeping our eyes and ears peeled for tidbits!