Siddharth Roy Kapur signed on director Vinil Mathew for his next dramatic thriller

Vastavam web: Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on “Hasee Toh Phasee” director Vinil Mathew for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events.Also on board the forthcoming project, to be produced by Roy Kapur Films banner, is “Udta Punjab” fame writer Sudip Sharma.Talking about the film, Siddharth said, “The film is based on true events involving piracy on the Somalian high seas and is told through the eyes of a young Indian merchant navy officer, who has to navigate through unimaginably perilous circumstances, while dealing with huge personal challenges.

Vinil said he had been looking forward to working with Siddharth and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.” When Siddharth shared this story with me, I instinctively knew I had to be associated with the film as it had all the right ingredients of emotion, drama and thrill,” he said.
Sudip, who has earlier worked with the renowned producer, said he is generally wary of writing commissioned scripts for makers, Siddharth allows “a lot of creative freedom”.The director-writer duo have researched on the Indian merchant navy life, as well as on the Somali piracy issue and its impact on the affected Indian families over the past few months.