Big screen outing for Naagin, to be made into three-film franchise

Updated: 26 October, 2020 09:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Nikhil Dwivedi will produce a three-film franchise, which will be helmed by Vishal Furia, who directed the Marathi horror film Lapachhapi


Nikhil Dwivedi is planning a Bollywood version of the supernatural show, Naagin. He will produce a three-film franchise, which will be helmed by Vishal Furia, who directed the Marathi horror film Lapachhapi (2017). Ekta Kapoor's show about shape-shifting serpents is currently in its fifth season. Karishma Tanna and Anita Hassanandani have been part of the fantasy drama.

Producer Nikhil Dwivedi will bring the Super Natural Powers of the 'Icchadhari Nagin' to the big screen again which will showcase some very exciting Visual Effects to highlight the super powers. The three-film franchise will be directed by Vishal Furia. While his web series Criminal Justice was very well received by the industry and the audience alike, he had already proved his mettle as a director with the Marathi superhit Lapachhapi, which won several awards including in some major world festivals. Currently, Vishal is also helming the Hindi remake of Lapachhapi, titled Chhori.

Nikhil, who has produced blockbuster films like Veere Di Wedding and Dabangg 3, has been planning his next production venture - a magnum opus revolving around a Shape-Shifting Nagin for sometime. Known for his vision, Nikhil has decided to mount his three-film Nagin franchise on a monumental scale. The film will feature top stars and will be a love story, heavy on VFX and special effects. He has always been one of the most commercial makers in Bollywood and with Nagin too, it will be no different. He wants to set a different standard for mytho-dramas, designing this project on an international scale. Nikhil is already in talks with an A-list heroine to step into the primary role, the announcement of which will be made officially once everything is locked.

Previously too, Bollywood films based on Ichchadhari Nagins have worked wonderfully well at the box office. Sridevi's Nagina and Nigahen were the last ones to have hit the marquee. Even, the TV series has recorded terrifically high TRPs, proving the pan India reach and consumption of such content. And now, with him announcing his Nagin trilogy, anticipation has ready sky-rocketed.

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First Published: 26 October, 2020 08:40 IST

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