Abhishek Bachchan signs his next! To star in a horror comedy Tantrik

After Manmarziyaan, Abhishek Bachchan to star in a horror comedy Tantrik, directed by Pawan Kripalani

Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan signs his next! To star in a horror comedy Tantrik Source : Press

Discovering humour in fear delineates the genre of horror comedy which has caught the trend like fire. After the success of Stree, the filmmakers are gambling over the genre that is deemed to yield productive business of cinema, unless the content weighs heavy substance in it.

After winning accolades for his performance in Anurag Kashyap's romantic film Manmarziyaan, Abhishek Bachchan has signed his next which is touted to be a horror comedy. Titled Tantrik, the film will be helmed by Ragini MMS and Phobia series director, Pawan Kripalani. The film's shoot is expected to begin by next year in Mumbai. The makers of the film are currently hunting for the female protagonist for the film.

Informing about the same, a source close to the development revealed to a leading tabloid, "Pawan is still finalizing the other locations and is also scouting for a leading lady opposite Abhishek."

Moreover, the actor has also greenlighted Sarvesh Mewara's Gulab Jamun which will also star his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Gulab Jamun marks the reunion of Abhishek Bachchan with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after eight years. They were last paired together on the screen in Mani Ratnam's Raavan in 2010.

Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan didn't resonate that well at the box office, however, the performance exhibited by the lead actors of the film - Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal received a lot of adulation from the critics.

Other details of Pawan Kripalani's Tantrik have been kept under wraps and are expected to be revealed soon.