"Emraan Hashmi Films is delighted to partner with T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment on #CheatIndia, a compelling, edge-of-the-seat drama inspired by real incidents in the Indian education system. To be directed by Soumik Sen and slated for a February 2019 worldwide release,” the actor said in a tweet.
Saying that the film has one of the most engaging and riveting scripts he has ever read, he said the drama will take a startling look at the crimes in the Indian education system in the country.
"It is one of the most engaging and riveting scripts I've read in a long, long time," he said, adding, “The edge-of-the-seat drama will take a startling look at the crimes in the Indian education system which has created a parallel ecosystem infested with a mafia of sorts.”
“I am sure that every student and youth will hugely relate to the subject. In an era marked by the success of content alone, I'm excited to be essaying a character which I believe will be a landmark one in my filmography," he further added.
To be directed by Soumik Sen, the film has Emraan joining hands with Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Atul Kasbekar and Tanuj Garg's Ellipsis Entertainment to produce the film.
"I am looking forward to working with some formidable partners – Soumik, an amazing storyteller," Emraan added.
Inspired by real-life incidents, the shooting of the edge-of-the-seat drama will kick off in July.
“We are increasingly treading the path of strong creative partnerships, and in line with that, we are excited about co-creating Cheat India, which, we believe, will reflect the new-age appetite for compelling content rooted in realism,” Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said.
Scripted to look at the glitches in the education system, the film is for every Indian student who is under pressure to excel in a competitive environment.
“The projects we are developing are incredibly diverse, varied in scope, and speak to the elevated tastes of audiences today. The story of Cheat India will entertain and uplift, and we’re delighted to be bringing it to life,” Remark Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar of Ellipsis Entertainment said.