Priti Shahani, the acclaimed Bollywood producer has announced a genre-bending new feature film in collaboration with Josy Joseph,( the award winning investigative journalist and author) and Mahesh Narayanan(director of Take Off, CU Soon and Malik) who will be entering into the Bollywood as a debut director.
The film is based on investigation into an unsual scandal in the Indian Health Care system. The thriller also marks the entry of Priti Shahani’s new production house Tusk Tale Films in the market. Priti said,”All of us have been victims of it unknowingly, and through this film, we hope to wakeup the audience to a new reality.” She also said,”At Tusk Tale Films, it is our endeavor to champion stories that are reflective of our times that are rich with emotions and have the ability to resonate with all. I am excited to partner with Mahesh Narayanan, whose stories have travelled to a nationwide audience and is truly a visionary films maker and India’s finest investigative journalist Josy Joseh. Together we aim to make an entertaining film that uncovers one of the most shocking scandals in our country.”
Joseph said, “The strange thing about India is that its real stories are far more dramatic than any that a writer can imagine up, but those have not been harnessed enough for visual storytelling. I am confident that Phantom Hospital will be a pathbreaking movie that will showcase Mahesh’s mastery over the craft and Priti’s capability to see through challenging projects.”
On his Hindi film debut, Mahesh Naryanan said, “I was instantly drawn to the story inspired from true incidents in the Healthcare sector of India. It gives me immense pleasure to associate with Priti Shahani, who as a producer, has consistently delivered quality content, and Josy Joseph, whose meticulous research has added great layers to the story. My films have received so much love from the Hindi audience that I am truly looking forward to directing my first Hindi Feature.”