Written and directed by Leena Yadav, Parched starrs Tannishtha Chatterjee,Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, along with Adil Hussain. A co-production from LA-based Shivalaya Entertainment, a newly formed alliance between Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Ajay Devgn, Parched is written and directed by Yadav, whose credits include 2010’s Teen Patti, which starred Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley.
Russell Carpenter, winner of a best cinematography Oscar for his work on Titanic, will be in Jaiselmer to begin shooting Parched. Carpenter shot some sequences in India when he filmed Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs.The film’s crew includes another Oscar winner in Hughes Winborne, who won best editing in 2004 for Paul Haggis‘s Crash. Parchedis jointly presented by Blue Waters Motion Pictures and Marylebone Entertainment, along with Shivalaya. Aniruddh Tanwar is named as an executive producer, with BEP executive Jai Khanna serving as producer.