It’s Official! Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday team up for Shakun Batra’s relationship drama
After constant speculations and buzz around Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday collaborating for Shakun Batra’s next project, it has finally been confirmed straight from the horse’s mouth. Yes! Quite an exciting casting coup for the lead trio, right? Shakun, who has previously directed Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012) and Kapoor & Sons (2016), will also produce the movie along with Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
Speaking about the project, Karan said in an official statement, “Shakun has directed one of the most acclaimed films of Dharma Productions – Kapoor & Sons. With this movie, he also turns producer with us. His upcoming directorial is an intriguing relationship drama, which will release on Valentine’s Day 2021. I am proud and excited about Shakun’s vision as a versatile filmmaker.”
He’s back with another dose of life & love! @deepikapadukone, @SiddhantChturvD & @ananyapandayy to star in @shakunbatra‘s next relationship drama releasing on 12th February 2021! Can’t wait to see this magic unfold!!@apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies pic.twitter.com/gT97Jb0X1G
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 19, 2019
Shakun further added, “I have had a wonderful journey with Karan and his production house for almost a decade now, and I can’t wait to get back into the director’s chair for my next. It’s a relationship drama where the characters find themselves stuck in a morally ambiguous zone.”
While the makers haven’t decided on a title yet, it will revolve around Deepika, Siddhant and Ananya’s relationships. The film will go on floors early next year and is scheduled to hit theatres on February 12, 2021.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika is currently busy in promoting Chhapaak, which is set to hit the screens on January 10, 2020.
Ananya Panday, on the other hand, is currently basking in the success of Pati Patni Aur Woh and is busy shooting for Khaali Peeli alongside Ishaan Khatter.
Whereas, Siddhant Chaturvedi who rose to fame with his breakthrough performance as MC Sher in Gully Boy is bust preparing for the sequel of Bunty Aur Babli 2, alongside debutante Sharvari.