Need to be careful how we show it: Director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba plans to explore the COVID-19 crisis in 'Fukrey 3'

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Fukrey 3 starring Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Richa Chadda is all set to return with a bang but this time with a twist. Director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba recently revealed the film might be based on a COVID-19 world.

Mrigdeep said like the previous two installments – Fukrey (2013) and Fukrey Returns (2017), the third one too will be high on entertainment and raise a social message. Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment are the producers of the franchise.

The director said the team is contemplating to talk about the current situation of the pandemic and lockdown in Fukrey 3. “This part too will have a strong message that people will take away and it will be delivered in a humorous way. The original story doesn’t mention it (about Covid-19). But we have been contemplating. We have discussed it. We need to be careful how we show it (Covid-19 situation) it shouldn’t seem forceful,” Lamba told a news agency.

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He further said if the team is unable to crack an idea revolving around the coronavirus situation for Fukrey 3, he plans to make a full-fledged film on it. “We are toying with the idea to do (something) on Covid-19 or the current situation in a humorous way. We will definitely do something about it. We will make something. We need to crack the right idea,” he added.

He said all his energies are focused on Fukrey 3. “We had started working on it before lockdown and now we connect via phone. We have got a story in place and the writing is almost 80 percent complete. We are working on the screenplay, which is almost done. Once things start to normalise and we have rules in place, then we will decide how and when to take it ahead. We will understand the ground reality before going on floors. The production was earlier slated to begin by October-November but nothing is certain now,” he said.

(Source: PTI)

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