Apart from the Vijay Mallya scam, the team will also focus on the economic offenses done by Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi. The shoot begins on November 21. Read detailed report
On November 7, Pinkvilla was the first to break the news that Anurag Kashyap is in the talks to play the role of Vijay Mallya in the Karthik K. directed File No. 323. We also revealed that the actor will get a prosthetic makeover to play the role of the economic offender in this big-scale film set against the backdrop of economic fugitives in India. The filming is set to begin from November 20 in Mumbai, followed by scheduled in Europe. And now, we have exclusively learnt that Suniel Shetty has come on board to play a key role in the film.
According to sources close to the development, Suniel will be playing the role of a Chartered Accountant. “He is in talks to play the role of a CA, who works for a multi-national audit firm, associated with the wealth of the economic offender in the film. Apart from the Vijay Mallya scam, the team will also focus on the economic offenses done by Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi,” revealed a source close to the development.
Suniel loved the idea and the arc of his character in the film and is all kicked to start shooting for it in a fortnight. “Suniel is currently gearing up for the release of Dharavi Bank and right after the release of this series, he dives into shooting for File No. 323. His first day of shoot is expected to be November 21,” added the source. The casting is underway for multiple other key characters in the film, including Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, as also the leading ladies forming a part of their lives.
The film is produced by Kalok Das, Mihir Mutta, Prateebha Vyas, and Parth Raval and they are also in the process of locking the role of investigating officers in this film. “Director, Karthik K is also planning to cast several questionable characters from the system, when these scams too place and all the work is happening in a hush-hush at the moment,” the source concluded.
The filming begins from November 20 in India, and the team will be shoot it at a lavish scale, showcasing not just the economic crimes but also the lavish lifestyle of all offenders. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates.