Actress Alaya F who made her debut with the comedy-drama ‘Jawaani Jaanemaan’ will be the lead in driving Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming production, ‘U-Turn’. The film which is an edge-of-the-seat thriller will be directed by debutante director Arif Khan. Arif has already assisted on over ten films, including Gunjan Saxena, 2 States, and Student of the Year amongst others. He will bring a new dimension to this new-age thriller.
The film is an adaptation of the blockbuster South film, which stared Samantha Akkineni in the lead role. U-Turn will be produced by Cult Movies, which is the new division under Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, which produces new age and edgy content.
U-Turn is the third film to be announced under Cult Movies, after Anurag Kashyap’s Dobaaraa and Dibakar Banerjee’s LSD 2.
Talking about the collaboration, Ekta Kapoor says, “Alaya was fantastic in her debut film. There’s a self-assured yet vulnerable quality to her that I believe can connect with audiences across. U-Turn takes you on a ride with twists and turns galore and edge-of-the-seat excitement. I’m so happy to have Alaya on board!”
Alaya F is grateful for the opportunity of working with Kapoor, “It is an extremely exciting opportunity to collaborate with Ekta ma’am so early on in my career, especially for such an interesting project. I feel responsible to be bestowed with the task to drive such an intriguing story and I’m absolutely overjoyed to start this journey,” she says.
Set against an urban backdrop, the film goes on floors on 6th July 2021. The makers have released a video, announcing the film and giving a glimpse into the thriller. The video sets the tone for a suspense thriller.