The studio has handed Aakash Bhatia (Amazon series “Inside Edge”) a feature directorial debut with “Looop Lapeta,” the Indian adaptation of “Run Lola Run,” starring Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin. Similarly, Satram Ramani, chief Ad on Salman Khan vehicle “Jai Ho,” makes his feature directorial debut with comedy “Helmet,” starring Aparshakti Khurana and Pranutan Bahl.
The studio has also given directorial reins to successful screenwriters. “Saand Ki Aankh” and “Mubarakan” writer Balwinder Singh Janjua debuts with an as-yet-untitled romance starring Randeep Hooda and Ileana D’Cruz, while “Toilet: A Love Story” writer duo Siddharth and Garima debut with honor killings drama “Saale Aashiq.”
Sony is also giving feature film breaks to talent that has shone in related fields. For example, singer Shirley Setia, who has 15 million followers across social media,