Hopefully, this seems to be the final casting of Bejoy Nambiar’s FOCUS. It is learnt from reliable sources close to the production that UTV ex-boss Ronnie Screwvala will give Bejoy Nambiar’s FOCUS a facelift with Abhishek Bachchan and Irrfan Khan as leads.
Bejoy’s interesting mix of drama and comedy – FOCUS has been in news for some years now..first it was supposed to be helmed by the actor, writer and director Akarsh Khurana but owing to creative differences Akarsh parted ways. Heeraz Marfatia was then roped in to helm this project but things didn’t work out. Initially Arwind Swamy was to play the lead but was replaced by Rao.
Our sources claim that Bejoy Nambiar won’t be producing FOCUS and Ronnie Screwvala is now backing the project as producer with Abhishek Bachchan and Irrfan Khan as lead.
It’s still not clear who will direct the revived FOCUS. Right now Ronnie Screwvala after a highly successive stint with UTV is now concentrating on his independent production - RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala Productions) upcoming romantic comedy LOVE PER SQUARE FOOT STARRING Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar.
The DANGAL fame Anand Tiwari directed film is slated to release on September 2017.