Nushrratt Bharucha starring Akelli Teaser unveiled

By: Priyal Joshi

Nushrratt Bharuccha is returning with another intense part in Akelli after a breakout performance in Chhorii. The makers released the teaser of the film today. Akelli, directed by Pranay Meshram, will be released in theatres on August 18, 2023. Ninad Vaidya, Aparna Padgaonkar, Nitin Vaidya, Vicky Sidana, and Shashank Shah will also appear in the thriller-drama. The teaser begins with an aerial shot of tankers in a war-torn region. The camera then pans to a truck unloading a number of ladies, including Bharuccha’s character. She is then led to a basement, which shocks her to her core. Will she make it? Akelli depicts an Indian girl who is stuck in a war-torn country and works her way out of the hostage situation.

Talking about her experience of shooting for Akelli, Nushrratt said, “Akelli has been an overwhelming experience altogether and far from any role I have played till now. It was emotionally draining for me to portray a character like this, and it makes you think of all the challenges that someone so young must have to go through to provide for their loved ones. I am hoping the audience will be able to connect with my character’s journey and will hopefully like it.” The director of the film, Pranay Meshram said, “We all have been working non-stop for this day, and it’s finally here, the teaser is out. Our film is an ode to all the strong women out there who are braving it all alone for the love and safety of their families. The story is close to our hearts, and I’m sure the audience will relate with it.”

On the work front, Bharucha will be seen in Chhorii 2 alongside Soha Ali Khan