Sushant Singh Rajput gives his nod to Omung Kumar's 'Five'

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 10:20 IST | Shilpi Sampad

Sushant Singh Rajput signs Omung Kumar's psycho thriller 'Five', his first new signing since the MS Dhoni biopic success

Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput

After 'Sarbjit' hit theatres in May, Omung Kumar announced his third directorial venture, 'Five', a psychological thriller. Almost immediately, Sushant Singh Rajput's name emerged, suggesting that he had been chosen to play lead as reported by hitlist (Clinching a thriller, June 2). Then, rumours of Akshay Kumar doing the film did the rounds.

Now, well-placed sources tell us that Sushant has given a nod to Omung's film, which will be his first after the the success of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. "Sushant has a packed diary for the next one year, but he decided to squeeze in Omung's film since he liked the script," says an insider.

Omung Kumar
Omung Kumar

Five was initially supposed to roll at the end of this year, but given the delay in casting, the unit will now start shooting in mid-2017. "It will be shot across various locations in London. Casting for the female lead is underway, but it is the sort of film where the spotlight is on the hero," the source adds.

Sandeep Singh, Omung's producer for Sarbjit, will continue with him on this project. Bhushan Kumar is likely to come on board as co-producer. Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon, and Amaal Mallik are to compose its music.

Sushant remained unavailable for comment, while Omung maintained a "no comment" stance. Sandeep said, "We don't wish to speak about the casting right now."

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