30 Jan 2021: Manoj Bajpayee to star in investigative thriller 'Despatch'
Manoj Bajpayee, who is awaiting the release of the web show The Family Man 2, has been roped in to play the role of a crime journalist in the upcoming movie Despatch.
The film will be helmed by Titli fame director Kanu Behl.
Producer Ronnie Screwvala recently took to Twitter to make this announcement.
Here are more details about the project.
Announcement: Enter the world of crime journalism, Screwvala tweeted
Screwvala tweeted, "Enter the world of crime journalism with #Despatch. This edge of the seat thriller will be a direct to digital release! (sic)."
Meanwhile, Bajpayee shared the announcement with the caption, "Such a joy to be collaborating with @RSVPMovies and @KanuBehl (sic)."
The story revolves around Bajpayee's character, who finds himself stuck in the murky underbelly of business and crime.
Fact: You can check his tweet here
Details: It reflects our lives and times, says director Behl
Behl said in a statement, "Despatch is a story I've been itching to tell for a while now. It reflects our lives and times and could not be getting made at a more pertinent moment."
Behl's debut feature film Titli was a part of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, where it was nominated for the Camera d'Or and the Un Certain Regard award.
Quote: The film is relevant to our times, says Bajpayee
"As an actor I want to be part of stories that I want to tell and that deserve to be told. Despatch is one such film," Bajpayee reportedly said.
He added, "With the digital age, our stories can now reach and be accessed by viewers across the globe, and I'm confident this film will have many takers because it is relevant to our times."
Other work: What else is Bajpayee doing?
Bajpayee-starrer Amazon original series The Family Man's second season will be out on February 12.
Last year, he featured in the Netflix film Mrs. Serial Killer, co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez. However, it received poor reviews.
He was also seen in the comedy movie Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, one of the first films to be released theatrically in India after the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
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