Pratik Gandhi, who gained immense fame after his performance in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, is all set to make his Bollywood debut now. The title of his upcoming musical drama, Raavan Leela, has now been changed to Bhavai. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced the same on social media today, September 14. According to reports, the decision of changing the title was taken after receiving audiences’ requests. The makers claimed that they wanted to respect their sentiments. Bhavai is all set to hit the theaters on October 1.


Pratik Gandhi played the lead role of Harshad Mehta in the Hansal Mehta directorial, which premiered on October 9, 2020. He will now be seen in Hardik Gajjar’s next, which is now titled Bhavai. The film was earlier titled Raavan Leela. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the new poster of the film on Twitter and wrote, “PRATIK GANDHI: NEW TITLE + RELEASE DATE… #RaavanLeela is now titled #Bhavai… #Scam1992 actor #PratikGandhi makes his big screen debut with this #Hindi film… Directed by Hardik Gajjar… In *cinemas* 1 Oct 2021… #JayantilalGada [#PENStudios] presents (sic).”

Pratik Gandhi also announced the same on Instagram. Sharing the new poster of the film, he wrote, “For me, every story that I’m a part of is a way to connect with your hearts and to not hurt any sentiments! We as a team have collectively made a decision to change the name of our film to #BHAVAI. Jald hi mulakat hogi. See you on 1st Oct in cinemas with your friends and family (sic).”


Bhavai is a story that questions society’s hypocrisy and double standards. Pratik will be seen in the role of an actor, who plays Raavan in a local Ram Leela. He will be seen breaking stereotypes and rewriting the interpretation of religion. The film is set in the village of Khakhar, gearing up for their annual Ram Leela. Pratik Gandhi plays Raja Ram Joshi, an actor who happens to play the role of Raavan. He falls in love with a girl (Aindrita Ray), who plays the role of Sita. The film tries to answer if Raavan and Sita can be a match in real life in today’s time. It questions fake religious beliefs.

Touted as a love story, the film is presented by Dr Jayantilal Gada and produced by Dhaval Gada, Aksshay Gada Parth Gajjar and Richa Amod Sachan under Pen Studios, Hardik Gajjar Films and Backbencher Pictures. Also starring Rajesh Sharma, Ankur Bhatia, Abhimanyu Singh and Ankur Vikal, among others, Bhavai is set for a theatrical release on October 1.


Pratik Gandhi has a number of projects in his kitty. Apart from Bhavai, he will be seen in Hansal Mehta’s Dedh Beegha Zameen. He also has another Hardik Gajjar film titled Atithi Bhooto Bhava, co-starring Jackie Shroff and Sharmin Segal.

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