Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films to produce Akshat Verma’s next

Anushka Sharma in 'Bombay Velvet'
Anushka Sharma

Akshat Verma is all set to make his directorial debut. Although UTV Motion Pictures were on board to produce the movie, it seems now the film will be made under Anushka Sharma’s production company, Clean Slate Films.

Anushka and her brother Karnesh set up the company which produced recently released ‘NH10’ (2015). Talking about Verma’s film, Karnesh told Mumbai Mirror, “I heard the story when another studio was producing it and really liked it. Things didn’t work out and around five months ago, in November, Akshat came to us and we will be producing it”.

About the actual project, Karnesh revealed, “As a production house we are not fixated on a particular genre. It can be a dark thriller, a laugh riot or a family drama, we are game for anything exciting as long as the concept is fresh. Every film will be made within a budget that will make it a viable proposition”. He said that Verma is currently in LA and so details are yet to be agreed on.

Meanwhile, a representative from UTV also stated, “We did like the script but since the budget exceeded the amount initially agreed upon, we’ve decided not to proceed with the project”.

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