Varun Dhawan to romance Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani in Shashank Khaitan’s untitled next
Varun Dhawan has been having a fantastic run ever since he made his Bollywood debut with Student of the Year. By delivering back-to-back hits and versatile films, Varun has emerged as a filmmaker’s favourite. Although his last outing Kalank was a box office dud, his stardom remained unaffected. The actor is on high spirit at the moment and ensures to take the new year by storm with interesting projects in his kitty. And now, after the Dulhania franchise, Varun is all set to reunite with Shashank Khaitan for an out-and-out commercial entertainer. The film will also feature Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani as the female leads.
The story of the film revolves around three principal characters and the makers were looking for fresh pairing therefore they zeroed in on VD, Bhumi and Kiara. Talking about the film, a source told Mumbai Mirror, “After contemplating several options, Shashank and KJo finalised the trio. They liked the script and were immediately on board.”
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Though the yet untitled film is not a Dulhania franchise, the film will be in the same space. As per a report in Pinkvilla, ”It has the same setting and milieu and both Varun and Bhumi are perfect for the roles. It’s yet another masala entertainer that will have the trademark Shashank Khaitan and Varun Dhawan stamp all over it.”
The untitled film is still in the preparation phase and will go on the floors in the second half of 2020.
Meanwhile on the work front, VD will be next seen in Street Dancer, Coolie No. 1, and Sriram Raghavan’s Ekkis, which is a biopic on 1971 Indo-Pak war hero Arun Khetarpal.
On the other hand, Bhumi is busy promoting her upcoming release Pati Patni Aur Woh with Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday. She’ll be next seen in Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship and will also start preparing for her role in Karan Johar’s magnum opus, Takht.
Coming to Kiara, the actor has already wrapped Indoo ki Jawaani and is looking forward to the release of Good Newwz. She also has Laxmmi Bomb, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and Shershaah in her kitty.