Sanjay Gupta launches 'Acid Factory' without female lead

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Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Stylised filmmaker of Bollywood Sanjay Gupta announced the launch of his next project "Acid Factory" with all the cast and crew, but didn't name the female lead.

"The cast of the film includes Fardeen Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Irrfan Khan, Dino Morea, Manoj Bajpai, Danny Denzongpa and Gulshan Grover. The female lead is yet to be decided. I cannot name anyone now," Gupta said at the launch function Sunday.

On being asked about the inclusion of Bipasha Basu in the cast, Gupta said: "Nothing is finalised yet. I will let you know at the appropriate time."

Like his previous films "Kaante" and "Musaafir", this one too is a thriller.

"The film is a thriller with loads of action where the identity of every character is kept secret and every character is suspicious of the other," said Gupta.

The film, which goes on floors from May 19, is being produced by Gupta's White Feather Films. Suparn Verma, who made his directorial debut with "Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena", will be at the helm of the project.

Verma feels White Feather Films is the banner to produce this kind of story.

He said: "The subject appealed to me as well as Gupta. It is the right type of film house to be associated with. We both agreed to the style and hence it goes. Acid factory is a place where the film revolves. It won't be wrong if I say that 'Acid Factory' is a character among all other actors."

About the shooting locations, the director said: "In India, we will shoot in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad and all the outdoors will be canned in Cape Town in South Africa. We will shoot songs in Mumbai."

Tinnu Verma has been signed as the action director and says he has the most challenging job. "Since action plays a pivotal role in the film, I have the most challenging job to perform. A car chase in Cape Town will be one of the action scenes worth watching. We will be using techniques that have never been used before."

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