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Richa Chadda-Akshay Oberoi team up for British Producer Michael Ward's 'Bombairiya'

News Helpline | October, 17 2014

Rumours have been doing the rounds about Fukrey hottie Richa Chadda being a part of a British film. Now it is being said that Isi Life Mein fame actor Akshay Oberoi has been paired opposite  Richa in the same British film.

Richa and Akshay, in fact have been cast in leading roles in a film called Bombairiya which will be shot in interesting locations around Mumbai. The film is a solely Bollywood masala film which is directed by debutante director Pia Sukanya. Contrary to rumors, the film is an out and out Bollywood project and is an ode to Mumbai, a city much loved by the makers of the film. 

Says India born British Producer Michael Ward, 'Bombairiya is an affectionate satire on the city of Bombay. Both Pia and I are essentially Indian at heart and Bombay is an integral part of our being. Pia's story is inspired by a real life incident that took place in Mumbai and this gave her the opportunity to weave in various other facets of this remarkable city. 

Smiling at the earlier rumours, Michael adds "Richa plays a film industry PR girl, Meghna, who is prone to putting out fake news and Akshay plays a middle class IT programmer working from home and who is awkward with girls. It's true that the development financing of the film is British but Richa and Akshay are both on the rise in commercial Hindi cinema and that is why we cast them. We also have other supremely talented actors in leading roles in Bombairiya and we shall reveal who they are shortly.”

The film is said to be a caper comedy with edges of thrill, satire and romance and from what we hear the casting is said to be new age, quirky, eclectic, ensemble and relevant.

Says Akshay, "Bombairiya is a fast-paced comic caper. I was immediately on board, after reading the script. It's the kind of writing that really excites me as an actor. I am really glad that a film like this is being made, and all the more, that I am a part of it."

Richa quipped, “ I am thrilled to collaborate creatively with Michael and Pia, and they have an exceptional script. I am quite choosy about my work and I think this is one of the best scripts I have read in recent times. Also, I am excited to work with the actors associated with the film. It has a great story with immense universal appeal."

The film is slated to go on floors in December.

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