Mumbai: Anubhav Sinha is all set to begin shooting his next "Hunkaar", an action drama-thriller set in the heart of Benaras.
The commercial potboiler, starring Riteish Deshmukh and Abhay Deol in lead roles, will be shot extensively in various locations of Benaras and Lucknow for over a period of 3 months.
The 50-year-old "Ra.One" filmmaker will also produce the movie slated for 2016 release.
"I'm all geared up as this is the first time I will be shooting in the mystical Benaras. I have always wanted to give back something unique to the place I was born and raised in. 'Hunkaar' is a tribute to my hometown.
"The roles are very challenging and both Ritiesh and Abhay will do full justice to their respective roles. They both are very intense and emotional actors and I will showcase to the world their true acting prowess with 'Hunkaar'," Anubhav said. The female lead for the project is yet to be finalized.