X=Prem: Srijit Mukherji to direct SVF's romantic drama, shooting starts soon
Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji will be directing SVF's romantic drama X=Prem, which has a mix of new and known faces.
The film features Anindya Sengupta, Shruti Das, Arjun Chakraborty and Madhurima Basak in the leads.
While X=Prem marks the debut of Anindya and Shruti as actors, Arjun and Madhurima will be seen to work with Srijit Mukherji for the first time.
The film deals with the story of a couple, Khilat – a software engineer and Joyee, who go through various challenges and turmoil of life resulting from an unexpected turn of events. They, with their eternal love and each other’s support, are determined to face any and all problems that life has thrown them into.
The movie shows how they overcome the challenges through scientific methods and how the power of love can solve any and all adversaries in one’s life.
On directing his first ever romantic film, Srijit says, "I have been getting huge requests from audiences for trying my hands on the romantic genre, since a long time. The time has finally arrived! X=Prem is definitely a new age romantic film that will reflect the beautiful shades of college romance in a different way.
"The concept is very much familiar to us yet so very different from the core. And the best part is that the film will have four young and energetic talents. It's always a delight to work with newcomers and I am therefore looking forward to the journey.”
Both Anindya and Shruti, who are all set to make their debut with X=Prem, says, "Working with Srijit Mukherji in the first film is huge! We are extremely glad that Srijit sir has shown his trust in us and has given us the golden opportunity to be a part of a memorable journey.”
Positive about working with Srijit for the first time, Madhurima exclaims, "Srijit Mukherji has been an all-time favourite director of mine. Getting to be directed by him is a huge deal for me. I like my role in the film and I can’t wait for the shoot to start. I am sure that X=Prem is going to be a very special work of mine.”
(From L to R) Anindya Sengupta and Shruti Das
Arjun, excited about the film, says, "I really liked the script of the film and I have a very interesting character to play. I think this kind of romance has not been seen in Bengali films before. The perfect blend of romance, drama and science will definitely intrigue the audience. And moreover, when you get a chance to work with someone like Srijit Mukherji, you can put your entire trust on him.”
X=Prem deals with the complexities of human emotions and selflessness of love as well as the pain one has to face in his life.
SVF has released the announcement poster today on its social media platforms.
The shooting of the film is likely to start from Jul 2.