The yet-untitled project will be officially announced in April after Monga returns from Los Angeles, where she is currently promoting The Elephant Whisperers
Guneet Monga and Umesh Bist
Guneet Monga has a sharp eye for offbeat stories. In 2021, her production Pagglait—a heart-warming story of a young widow discovering herself in the aftermath of her husband’s demise—received much love from audiences. Now, Monga is reuniting with Pagglait director Umesh Bist for another comedy drama. The yet-untitled project will be officially announced in April, after the producer returns from Los Angeles, where she is currently promoting The Elephant Whisperers, which has bagged a Best Documentary Short Film nomination at the 95th Academy Awards.
We hear that the script of Monga’s next with Bist is ready. A source reveals, “Like Pagglait, their second collaboration will also be a touching comedy. The narrative will revolve around two female characters. The cast will be finalised after Guneet returns from Los Angeles.”
If things go as planned, the film will roll in August and will be shot extensively in Delhi. Monga is excited about their second collaboration, and heaps praise on Bist. “Umesh is a prolific storyteller who has a deep understanding of human emotions. That’s why the moving story of Pagglait touched the hearts of so many people. I’m happy to team up with him again for another interesting story that is bound to resonate with audiences,” she says.