Alia Bhatt to star in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next franchise on Agatha Christie?

BizAsia Correspondent



With much buzz surrounding Vishal Bhardwaj’s next film franchise based on the works of British mystery writer Agatha Christie, it has emerged that Alia Bhatt is the frontrunner to take on the lead role.

If she takes up the film, Bhatt will be seen as a young girl, who is thrown into solving a murder.

A source told a leading publication, “It’s almost certain that Alia Bhatt and Vishal Bhardwaj are collaborating. The director is keen to roll the film in January or February and Alia’s dates are being worked out accordingly. However, it’s yet unclear when the film will really get off the ground considering the uncertainty due to the second phase of the lockdown. The project requires to be shot in frosty Himalayan towns and hence if they don’t start the production in January in Uttarakhand (as planned) they will have to shoot the film in foreign later in the second half of 2021.”

The source added, “Vishal Bhardwaj has created a fictional world out of Agatha Christie novels. He has adapted her book very differently and has made it a story of a pair of young Investigators looking to take over the world with their intelligence and charm. Bhardwaj is currently giving the final touches to his script and will soon visit Alia for the final narration.”

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