Bobby Deol, who was seen in an unusual avatar for the first time in the digital space with Prakash Jha's Ashram series, has announced his next film, the spy thriller Shlok - The Desi Sherlock, directed by Kunal Kohli.

The film also marks the acting debut of singer-songwriter Ananya Birla, daughter of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. Sharing a picture of the script of the film on Instagram, Deol said that it is the first day of shooting.