Emraan Hashmi has begun shooting for his next project ‘Cheat India’ which is based on various educational scams in India. Earlier, this year, a news was published on Times Entertainment page that confirms about Emraanhashmi’s new venture with the T-series and Ellipsis Entertainment for ‘Cheat India’. The producer of the movie Atul Kasbekar posted a picture on his Instagram account about this joint venture and captioned it as:
“And a pre Birthday present to @therealemraan Signed our co pro agreement with him and our partners at @TSeries for our next motion picture #CheatIndia Shooting starts in July 2018 and the release has been slated for January 25, 2019. Directed by Soumik Sen”.
This Emran Hashmi starrer movie is directed by Soumik Sen. The shooting of the movie started on 25th July in lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Recently, the director Soumiksen along with Emraan Hashmi has been spotted at Chaudhari Gadhaaiya in Chowk area of Lucknow. There are various areas nearby Chowk where the shooting might take place, including, Bara Imambara, Lucknow heritage area, ChotaImambara, Juma Masjid, British Residency, Hazratganz, and many more.
The filmmakers have finalized the name of the lead actress in ‘CHEAT INDIA’. Shreya Dhanwanthary is going to be opposite Emraan Hashmi in the movie. She will be seen helping Emraan Hashmi to stop the malpractices in Education system.
Shreya, on asking about working with Emraan said:
“Emraan is warm, kind and helpful. There’s a great banter going on which helps build up the relationship on-screen.”
While shooting in Lucknow, the crew members ahs hired at least 70 local actors to work with Emraan. As the movie is about scams in education system, so the shooting might take
place inside any of the college building in Lucknow. May be the filmmakers select Lucknow University for shooting schedule. According to sources, the filmmakers have selected to shoot at some restaurants, universities, colleges, and university campus.
When asked about the movie, Emraantold Mumbai mirror:
“I’m glad that my first home production is about a subject that is topical, relevant and volatile. Every Indian student and parent will relate to it. This is the first time I’m shooting in Uttar Pradesh so it’s a different milieu for me. I’ve been reading extensively with the team members, most of whom hail from the region. Even the look-referencing is being done meticulously. I have great production partners, so I am feeling like a stress-free actor and producer.”
Although, the city is flooded with rain, but still the filmmakers and Emraan is not facing any problem while shooting. He was seen shooting at Chaudhary Gadhaiyya area in chowk, riding on an E-rickshaw along with his co-actress Shreya Dhanwantary. Talking about shooting in Lucknow, Shreya told that how much she is enjoying the street food and everybody on the sets are wondering that how she can eat this much.
“We are having a blast and everyone’s horrified by how much I can eat.”