Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia to star in Sabbir Khan's Nikamma
Ace director Sabbir Khan and Sony Pictures International Productions are coming together for an action entertainer. The film will be titled Nikamma and the lead actors are Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani and singer and social media sensation, Shirley Setia.
Sabbir, who gave a break to Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon with Heropanti, spoke about the fresh pairing in the film; “I am always going to try and introduce new talent to the industry and I am excited to present Abhimanyu and Shirley. They are a breath of fresh air and remind me of the zest that Tiger and Kriti had in their debuts.”
The makers shared in a statement that Nikamma will be similar to Sabbir’s other films, Heropanti and Baaghi. “Nikamma promises action, comedy and romance with a strong emotional core,” read the statement.
Abhimanyu shared the news on his social media account and wrote, “#ThankGodItsMonday Presenting @sabbir24x7 sirs *Nikamma* feat @shirleysetia . Thank you @sonypicturesin for this amazing opportunity!” Shirley too posted, “This is for all my well wishers and fans out there! Thank you so much for being by my side all these years! Extremely excited to share my Bollywood venture #Nikamma with @abhimanyud directed by @sabbir24x7 sir. Thank you so much #SabbirKhanFilms & @sonypicturesin 😇 #NikammaFirstLook.”
Abhimanyu Dassani, who made his debut with the critically acclaimed Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, said, “The belief that Sabbir sir and Sony Pictures have showed in me is exhilarating, plus this genre brings a whole set of challenges that is very exciting.”
Shirley, who will be making her Bollywood debut with this film, added, “I couldn’t have asked for a better launch and I am glad that my first foray into Bollywood is a prestigious association with an international studio and Sabbir Sir, who has successfully launched such exciting talent in the industry.”
Nikamma’s first schedule is already wrapped and according to sources, a song and few scenes have been shot on a huge scale. The film is jointly produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films and is scheduled to release in summer 2020.