Writer Apurva Asrani who has penned story for films like Shahid, Aligarh is all set to make his directorial debut and the subject for the story is dealing with mental health issues.
The writer will be collaborating with critically-acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee for the movie. The duo have previously worked together on "Satya" and "Aligarh".
The untitled project will focus on the journey of a "forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind", Apurva revealed.
"Pleased to announce my solo directorial debut, co-produced by and starring my 'Satya' and 'Aligarh' star, Manoj Bajpayee.
"My script traces the emotional journey of a forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind. Since awareness & support for mental health issues is sharply lacking in India, we chose the 'Mental Health Awareness Month' to make this announcement," Apurva wrote.
Announcing my directorial venture, co-produced by & starring my #Satya & #Aligarh star @BajpayeeManoj. Our film is the emotional journey of a forgotten genius who is slowly losing his mind. With it we hope to bring awareness towards mental health in India.https://t.co/mSEpqvNrqC— Apurva (@Apurvasrani) May 6, 2019
The writer-editor's last project was Amazon Prime series "Made in Heaven". He worked as a series editor on the show created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.
The National Award-winning film editor and screen-writer Apurva Asrani was much in news when he lambasted Kangana Ranaut for apparently claiming that she has co-written the script of the upcoming film 'Simran'.