Ajay Devgn to co-produce satire 'Gobar!' with Siddharth Roy Kapur
Actor-producer Ajay Devgn will bankroll a satire comedy, titled Gobar! along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, as per a report by Variety. Sabal Shekhawat, who will be helming the project, also co-wrote the script with Sambhit Mishra of Mission Over Mars fame. The report added the team is busy with casting right now and principal photography will start at the end of the year.
Speaking to the publication, Devgn said he was confident that Gobar! will manage to pull the crowd to the cinema halls. He said, "The story of Gobar! is at once unique, relatable, and incredibly funny, as well as gripping and entertaining...We want viewers to laugh, relax, perhaps think a little bit and be entertained." He will be producing under his banner, Ajay Devgn Ffilms.
Roy Kapur, who has backed projects like The Sky Is Pink and Yeh Ballet under his Roy Kapur Films banner, was also excited for the project. He said, "What makes the film entertaining and unique is that it is a situational comedy that sheds light on the inner workings of power." It remains to be known if Devgn will be also starring in Gobar!
The Chennai Express producer added that the movie will hail the "power of the common man," while offering "many laughs, [and] much adventure." Detailing the plot, the Variety report stated that the film will be set in northern India in the 1990s. At the center will be an "idiosyncratic animal-loving veterinary doctor," who decides to fight corruption at a local state hospital.
Shekhawat said, "I wrote this story keeping in mind a few true events that unraveled a gamut of issues, the center of which is a vet whose love for his cows and animals supersedes everything." Meanwhile, Devgn had last graced the screens with Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. He has football drama Maidaan, SS Rajamouli's RRR, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi in the pipeline.