Emraan Hashmi starts shooting for remake of Malayalam film 'Ezra'

The original starred Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead

73-Emraan-Hashmi Emraan Hashmi | PTI

Emraan Hashmi began shooting for horror film Ezra in Mauritius, the makers announced on Thursday. The film is a remake of the hit Malayalam movie of the same name, which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead.

The announcement was made on the official Twitter page of T-Series. "Our next project, #Ezra starring @emraanhashmi begins in Mauritius. Day one Mahurat shot of #Ezra. Directed by #JayKrishnan," the tweet read.

Ezra will be directed by Jay Krishnan, who also helmed the 2017 original. A Panorama Studios Production, the film is backed by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Kishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak. It is co-produced by Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi.