It’s Official! Janhvi Kapoor replaces Kiara Advani in Shashank Khaitan’s next directorial ‘Mr Lele’
The speculations have been rife for quite a time now, however, it has now finally been confirmed straight from the horse’s mouth. Janhvi Kapoor has replaced Kiara Advani and is indeed collaborating with Varun Dhawan and Bhumi Pednekar in Shashank Khaitan’s upcoming directorial Mr Lele.
After Kiara Advani’s exit from the project citing date issues, the film landed in Janhvi’s kitty and it’s the first time she will be sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan. Janhvi who made her Bollywood debut with Shashank Khaitan directorial Dhadak will once again collaborate with the director.
Talking about the film, a source told Mumbai Mirror, “The makers were keen to get Janhvi on board as she and Varun haven’t worked together before. The team had a narration for her last week and she instantly agreed. The film is currently in preproduction stage.” Mr Lele is touted as a comic-thriller which will be in the commercial space. The source further added, “The dialogue draft for the film is currently in the works and it is expected to go on the floors in the first week of March.”
The films story revolves around the three protagonists, who are involved in a mysterious incident that leads to hilarity. Shashank is expected to go on a recce in the city later this month as he plans to shoot at real locations when the film goes on floors in March.
On the work front, Janhvi recently wraped up the shoot of Gunjan Saxena biopic and will be seen in Roohi Afza with Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma, Dostana 2 with Kartik Aaryan and newcomer Lakshya and Karan Johar’s multi-starrer period drama Takht.
On the other hand, Varun is currently on a promotional spree for his upcoming film Street Dancer 3D which also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi. He also has Coolie No. 1 and Arun Khetarpal biopic in his kitty.
Meanwhile, Bhumi has got Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare in her kitty with Konkona Sensharma, Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship with Vicky Kaushal and Durgavati with Akshay Kumar.