In honor of Guru Dutt's 97th birthday, director R Balki released a new teaser for his upcoming horror film, Chup: Revenge of the Artist, which pays homage to the legendary actor and his masterpiece Kaagaz Ke Phool. Balki posted the movie's teaser on his Instagram, which also stars Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Dulquer Salmaan.
In the teaser, Salmaan is seen in the brief clip creating a paper flower arrangement as a nod to Dutt's 1959 blockbuster. Deol's character is also hinted at in the teaser. Dutt's character responds angrily and yells Chup when Dhanwanthary mentions that Kaagaz Ke Phool was criticized.
Director R Balki spoke about the film saying, "Chup is an ode to the sensitive artiste, and Guru Dutt is right on top of that list. I have had the story for a long time and I am glad we finally wrote it and are almost done filming it."
Amitabh Bachchan also shared the film’s teaser on his social media and wrote, “T 4341 - Chup .. Revenge of the Artist .. coming soon!" Dulquer Salmaan who plays the lead in the film took it to social media and wrote a tributary caption along with the teaser of the film. The caption read, “You are an aspiration and inspiration to us all, here’s to you #GuruDutt Ji! #ChupRevengeOfTheArtist"
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Anirudh Sharma from Hope Productions, and Pranab Kapadia are co-producing the movie Chup. Rishi Virmani, scriptwriter Raja Sen, and R Balki collaborated on the movie's dialogue and storyline.