Recently, actor Sonam Kapoor’s sister, producer Rhea Kapoor, announced her next production venture, a super hero film titled Herogiri. But though everyone is tight lipped about the whole film, we have learnt from sources that Sonam is touted to play a journalist in the film.
Says the source, “Yes, Sonam will be seen portraying the role of a catty media person for Rhea’s film. Sonam will be playing such a character for the first time in her career. The role requires a lot of research and she is currently preparing for that.” Buzz is that keeping in mind her new role, Sonam has already started talking to her friends from the media industry to know how they function. “Sonam is meeting many of her journo friends and talking to them for details, enquiring about their work, lifestyle and other things. She wants to portray the character to perfection. She’s quite excited about the role.”
After presenting a modern adaptation of the classic novel Emma through her debut film Aisha, Rhea has apparently bought the rights to Indian author Mainak Dhar's novel for her new film. Dhar's book revolves around an ordinary man possessing extraordinary powers. The source reveals,
“Herogiri is an Indian take on the superhero genre. It is said to be a racy, action-packed novel about good and evil, power and corruption, love and violence. The narrative follows the life of Arnab Bannerjee, a shy 25-year-old, who has little excitement in his life other than tracking down missing books as an assistant librarian in a Delhi University college. But everything changes the day he discovers he has superhuman powers.