Alia Bhatt's 'Darlings': All you need to know
- 'Darlings' is a dark comedy starring Alia Bhatt
- The 29-year-old is also attached as a producer via Eternal Sunshine
- Sharukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment is co-producing
Alia Bhatt's 'Darlings' has been taken up by Netflix, the streaming service announced. The project is a feature directorial debut for Jasmeet K. Reen and is produced by Bollywood star Sharukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
It is written by Reen, Parveez Sheikh of 'Queen' fame, and Vijay Maurya, who worked on the recent Disney+ Hotstar series 'The Great Indian Murder'. 'Darlings' is a dark comedy that explores the mother-daughter relationship as the duo tries to make a life in Mumbai. The movie shows how the two seek love and courage in exceptional situations while fighting odds.
Bhatt’s Eternal Sunshine Productions co-produces along with Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma of Red Chillies. Apart from the 29-year-old actor, the film includes Shefali Shah of 'Jalsa' fame, Vijay Varma, known for 'A Suitable Boy', and Roshan Mathew who's worked on 'Choked'.
Vishal Bhardwaj is attached as the composer and Gulzar provides the lyrics.
Speaking of the project, the director said "I couldn’t have asked for a better feature film debut—working with a pool of versatile and talented actors has been an absolute pleasure. I am delighted that Red Chillies and Eternal Sunshine are taking the film across the globe with Netflix", as per Variety.
Bhatt added, "‘Darlings’ holds a very special place in my heart, it’s my first film as producer that too with Red Chillies. We are very proud and happy how the film has shaped up and we hope it will entertain and engage audiences world over."
Verma spoke of Red Chillies noting that the script was nurtured in-house, continuing "‘Darlings’ is very special to all of us."
Pratiksha Rao Netflix India's director of films and licensing said "‘Darlings,’ by debut director Jasmeet K. Reen, is a must-watch – a perfect storm of a riveting plot, fresh storytelling brought to life by powerful performances."
Bhatt's last release was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' which debuted at the Berlin film festival and was well-received among Indian audiences.