Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has signed actor Sharman Joshi to play the lead in his upcoming film Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Sources close to the filmmaker described the decision to go with Joshi in the lead as a “bold” one.
“In the past, he had decided to produce Parineeta with Saif Ali Khan in the lead. No one else in the industry was ready to take the risk because Saif was only doing ensemble films at that time,” said the source.
Chopra had also given Sanjay Dutt solo hero projects during the Munnabhai series earlier. The producer has decided to place his bet on Joshi this time. Chopra says, “We have seen the screen test of Sharman Joshi, and strongly feel that he has understood the character and done a brilliant job in the test.”
Ferrari Ki Sawaari goes on the floors in February and is due to release next year. Rajesh Mhapuskar, who was also Rajkumar Hirani’s associate director in 3 Idiots, is directing the film. The female lead is yet to be finalised.