Dev radhika

British Indian actor Dev Patel and Indian actress Radhika Apte have quietly begun shooting in Rajasthan for Hollywood filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s new film. (Francois Nel/Getty Images for Chivas Regal; IANS photo)

Now this will be a collaboration worth watching! Supremely talented Indian actress Radhika Apte and British Indian actor Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame are coming together for a film, the shoot of which is already underway in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The duo has quietly kicked off work on Hollywood filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s next film, according to Mumbai Mirror, which reports that the film’s team is currently in Jaipur, and will move on to several other parts of the state.

“They started shooting last weekend and are expected to be there for the next few days. Dev arrived in India two weeks ahead to the schedule to meet the film’s team, get familiar with the locations and prep for his part,” a source told the daily. “Both actors are bound by a tight contract that doesn’t allow them to speak about the film and details pertaining to the project are strictly under wraps till an official announcement is made.”

The film has reportedly been titled, “The Wedding Guest,” but the source added that it’s only tentative at this point.

Apte, who is basking in the success of “Pad Man,” headlined by Akshay Kumar, will feature next in “Bazaar,” starring Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangada Singh and Rohan Mehra. She will also star in films helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Sriram Raghavan.

Patel, meanwhile, is set to play David Copperfield in FilmNation’s new retelling of Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which will be directed and written by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci (see India-West story here: He is also awaiting the release of “Hotel Mumbai,” which is based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

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