Hamisha Daryani-Ahuja, executive producer at Lagos-based prodco Forever7 Entertainment, has teased details of her next Nollywood-Bollywood crossover movie.
Daryani-Ahuja, who is of Indian heritage but grew up in Nigeria, is best known for her 2020 film Namaste Wahala, which mixed African and Indian themes to great success in cinemas and later on Netflix. The film marked Daryani-Ahuja’s directorial and acting debuts.
The filmmaker’s next title will be shot in India and star Nigerian actors including Broda Shaggi, Sola Sobowale, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Rahama Sadau.
“I can’t believe it’s over a year since we released Namaste Wahala and went global,” said Daryani-Ahuja. “It was such a wonderful experience to be able to birth my first feature film and watch it go viral.
“Now I’m super excited to share that I’m working on a new project, and this time we’ll be taking Nollywood to India. This project is definitely one for the books, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
”We’ll be working with some of your favourite actors and comedians out of Nigeria, and we’re going to create an entertainment masterpiece that you’ll absolutely love. The next few months will be filled with a ton of work, and I hope to share this process with you as we birth this cross-continent movie for you. Please journey with me, and let’s make magic together.”
Some of the cast took to Instagram to share their excitement on the upcoming movie.
Sobowale said: “I am so excited to announce that I will be working with record-breaking director/exec producer Hamisha Daryani-Ahuja on her upcoming project! And… get this…. we will be going to India to film! I will be playing a very dynamic role in this project and cannot wait for you to watch it. Are you as excited as I am?”
Mofe-Damijo added: “Hamisha Daryani-Ahuja and I worked together on her Netflix global release Namaste Wahala and it was one of the most fun times I’ve had on a movie set. I can’t wait to see the magic we make on this new project, where I’ll be playing the role of …Shhhh. RMD is going to India! Are you guys ready?”