After last year’s Bazaar and reaping accolades in the Netflix series Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan has now been roped in to play the lead in Fox Star Studio’s next venture which is tentatively titled Tantrik. Tantrik like Stree will be a horror comedy and will be directed by Pawan Kriplani. Pawan had directed films like Phobia and Ragini MMS in the past.
However, what has us excited is the fact that a new leading pair will be seen in the film. According to a trade website, Tantrik will have Fatima Sana Shaikh in the lead starring opposite Saif. Fatima is already going to be seen in filmmaker Anurag Basu’s next with Rajkummar Rao which incidentally is being shot at Saif’s ancestral property in Bhopal which has now been developed into a luxury hotel. One schedule of the film has already been shot for.
[caption id="attachment_210287" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Fatima Sana Shaikh and Saif Ali Khan[/caption]
Tantrik, on the other hand, will go on floors in August this year in Mumbai and the makers are going to make an official announcement on this soon. Fatima was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. The film failed to light up the box office and was a certified dud. Aamir went on record to apologize to his fans for the disastrous film.