Guneet Monga to produce `Give Me Blood`, `Side Hero`
Panaji: Producer Guneet Monga, behind films like `Gangs of Wasseypur`, `Peddlers` and `The Lunchbox`, is all set to produce director Amit Kumar`s `Give Me Blood` and Vasan Bala`s `Side Hero`.
"`Side Hero` is in the last stages of discussion. We are finalising the script of `Give Me Blood` and will soon start to look for international co-producers soon," said Monga on the sidelines of NFDC Film Bazaar.
`Give Me Blood`, about two Indian soldiers serving in the British Indian army during World War II, was selected for Film Bazaar`s Co-production Market last year. `Side Hero` is a slice-of-life comedy.
Monga`s Sikhya Entertainment earlier produced Bala`s `Peddlers`, starring Gulshan Devaiah, Nishikant Kamat.
It also premiered at the Cannes Critics Weeks last year. Monga through Sikhya also co-produced Kumar`s last film `Monsoon Shootout`, which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and premiered in official selection at Cannes this year.
Irish filmmaker Steve Barron`s UK based Riley Productions will co-produce Bengali director Q`s `Brahman Raman`. The film will be made in English language.
Set in Bangalore in the 1980s, the film is a comedy about a teenager who is topper in his class but also has a whisky addiction, filthy mouth and a porn collection.
Barron is best known for producing films like `Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles` and `The Specialist`.