Vishal Bhardwaj has joined forces with actors Tabu and Ali Fazal for his forthcoming spy thriller, Khufiya. The film will have its digital premiere on Netflix. It is premised on Amar Bhushan‘s espionage novel Escape to Nowhere.

The film depicts the story of Krishna Mehra, a RAW operative tasked with tracking down the spy who is selling India’s defence secrets. In the teaser, Tabu, who plays both a lover and a spy in the film, delivers a monologue that ends with hints of a mysterious ride.

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Who is Vishal Bhardwaj?

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer, and playback singer who was born on August 4, 1965. He is well-known in Hindi cinema and has won seven National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.

Bhardwaj started his career as a composer with the children’s film Abhay (The Fearless) (1995), and rose to prominence with his contributions to Gulzar’s Maachis (1996). For the latter, he earned the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. He later composed music for the films Satya (1998) and Godmother (2001). (1999). He won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the latter.

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Bhardwaj debuted as a director with Makdee (2002), a children’s film for which he also wrote the music. He received critical acclaim and numerous awards for writing and directing Indian adaptations of three Shakespeare tragedies: Maqbool (2003) from Macbeth, Omkara (2006) from Othello, and Haider (2014) from Hamlet.

In addition to Kaminey, he directed the black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) and the satirical drama Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013).

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Bhardwaj also produces films under the banner VB Pictures. Among others, he co-wrote and produced the films Ishqiya (2010), its sequel Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and the crime drama Talvar (2015). He has written the music for all of his directorial and production projects, and he regularly collaborates with lyricist Gulzar.

He is married to Rekha Bhardwaj, a playback singer.