Pratik Gandhi seems to be on a roll! After delivering the unforgettable performance as stockbroker Harshad Mehta in Hansal Mehta's highly acclaimed SonyLIV series, Scam 1992, the Gujarati actor has been on the wishlist of every Hindi filmmaker. Pratik has already signed as many as five Hindi projects and he is believed to be in talks for at least three more films. Now, Peepingmoon.com has learned that Pratik has bagged one more film that will go on floors mid-next month.
Sources have informed us that Pratik has now signed a slice-of-life drama, titled Do Beegha Zameen. The actor will apparently play the role of an IIT student in the film that talks about how a person eventually succeeds in his life despite failing in IIT. Rajkummar Rao's Alt Balaji series Bose: Dead/Alive fame Pulkit will be directing this film while Shaailesh R Singh who has produced content-driven films like Madaari (2016), Aligarh (2015), and Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) is backing it under his banner Karma Media & Entertainment. Singh is producing this film in partnership with Bhushan Kumar's T-Series.
The film has interestingly been titled after the classic 1953 Bimal Roy film starring Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy. "The makers were looking for a title that's apt for the film's socialist theme. After mulling over several names they finally decided to go ahead with the Bimal Roy film's title as it perfectly fits into its storyline," a source close to the development informed us clarifying further that the two films don't have any similarity except the title. The original Do Bigha Zamin revolved around a poor farmer who becomes a rickshaw puller to earn enough money to pay off his debts and save his land.
Do Beegha Zameen is scheduled to go on floors on 15th August in Jhansi and will be shot over a month in a start-to-finish schedule. Pratik Gandhi will start shooting for this film right after completing Tigmanshu Dhulia's Disney+Hotstar series Six Suspects that's currently being filmed in Mumbai. The actor is then expected to shoot for Siddharth Roy Kapur's Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan, followed by Tanuj Garg's relationship drama that sees him romancing Vidya Balan. He will then move to Uri: The Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar's Raat Baki that's now being revived with Pratik and Yami Gautam.