Sohum Shah, the acclaimed actor of Ship of Theseus will be seen playing the role of a flirtatious guy next door in the remake of Katha.
The film will be directed by Khalid Mohammad.
Katha is one of the iconic slice of life comedies of eighties and is a story of two friends.
Says Sohum Shah, "When Khalid got the rights of the Katha remake, he offered me the role and I agreed instantly. It's one of my favourite films."
A new generation of sensible actors have cropped up on the scene and Sohum is leading the pack. His role was one of the most appreciated in Ship of Theseus and moving on from there he has a period drama Tumbad in which he plays the lead role.
He will also be seen in a buddy cop film alongside Irrfan Khan which is produced and written by Vishal Bharadwaj and directed by Meghna Gulzar. Katha remake adds to Sohum's repertoire.
In the original this role was played by late Farooq Sheikh thus Sohum's task will be very challenging.
Sohum Shah shares, "Farooque sahab had his distinctive style. I'll be interpreting the character as per today's times," adding, "I think 'Katha' is as charming, funny and wise as it was a few decades back. It's such a delight to be able to bring back this beautiful story for an audience that might have missed out on this gem. I am so glad Khalid offered me to be a part of it."