Rajkummar Rao released the first look of his upcoming film Stree. He tweeted the teaser as well, and it looks quite interesting.
He wrote, “Stree ke baare mein zyada nahi jaanta hoon, bas sab kehte hain aa rahi hai woh.”
In the teaser, we can see an abandoned semi-urban area. On the wall of every house, you can see the words etched, “Kal aana.” The camera zooms out and we can see a woman hanging.
This seems to be inspired by the Karnataka legend of Nale Ba, which originated in the 1990’s. According to the myth, a witch roams the streets in the night, in Bangalore, and knocks on the door. She tricks people by talking in the voices of their kin. Those who open it, die. To avoid her, people write ‘Nale Ba..’ which means come tomorrow in Kannada.
This eventually led to April 1st being referred to as the Nale Ba Day among Kannada locals.
Stree is a horror comedy, directed by Amar Kaushik. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, and has been shot in Chanderi, near Bhopal. It will release on August 31.
STREE TEASER –
Meanwhile, Shraddha Kapoor is working on two other films, including Batti Gul Meter Chaalu and Saaho. In an earlier interview with the Hindustan Times, she said, “It is very exciting to jump from one world to another. I am absolutely loving it. The only thing I miss, is spending time with my family.”
Helmed by Amar Kaushik, “Stree” is being backed by Maddock Films, jointly produced by Dinesh Vijan and Raj and DK.
The film is based on an urban legend set in a small village named Chanderi in Bhopal. Music-composer duo Sachin-Jigar have scored its album.