Pranutan Bahl, the talented Bollywood actress and granddaughter of the legendary Nutan, is all set to make her mark in Hollywood with her debut in the enchanting romantic drama “Coco & Nut.” The film, directed by American actor-filmmaker Rahsaan Noor, promises to be a spirit-lifting romance that explores the transformative journey of Pranutan’s character, Nut.
Having made her debut in the Salman Khan-backed film “Notebook” in 2019, Pranutan expresses her excitement about venturing into international cinema with such a captivating project. “I’ve always wanted to do a romantic drama. ‘Coco & Nut’ is a beautiful story in which my character, Nut, journeys through a transformative phase in her life. I’m so grateful that I would make my international debut with a movie like that,” she shares.
In the movie, Pranutan portrays an ambitious young woman fighting to save her marriage, finding solace in the guidance of her know-it-all college sweetheart, played by Rahsaan. The film, primarily in English with some Hindi dialogues, is penned by Rahsaan and Raghav Murali, with additional screenplay by Priyamvada Singh.
Rahsaan expresses his enthusiasm for creating a poignant love story that transcends cultural boundaries, stating, “I grew up like so many other second-generation South Asian Americans – with a love for our movies from the motherland. That’s why we’re making ‘Coco & Nut’ in English and in Hindi.” The actor-filmmaker acknowledges his privilege in working with Pranutan, admiring her talent since her debut in “Notebook.”
Production for “Coco & Nut” is set to commence in June in Chicago, bringing together a diverse cast and crew from both the United States and India. The film is produced by Hamilton Moving Pictures’ Chad Shields, alongside Ranjith Rajasekharan and Raghav Murali, with co-financing by Rahsaan’s Ziryab Films, Henry Leong’s Macuverse, and executive producers Mashruk Zahid and Lasaly Changkachith.
As Pranutan embarks on this exciting Hollywood journey, “Coco & Nut” promises to be a cinematic treat, blending the richness of Bollywood storytelling with the universal appeal of a heartfelt love story. Stay tuned for a mesmerizing cinematic experience slated to hit the screens in 2025.