Luka Chuppi is directed by Laxman Utekar and the official announcement for the film was made today. The film is slated for a March 2019 release.
Dinesh told the leading daily, “Kartik plays the star reporter of a local TV channel in Mathura. We had toyed with the title Mathura Live before settling for a game of hide-and-seek." Apparently, the story travels from Mathura to Gwalior to Agra. Kriti plays the small town Mathura girl who goes to Delhi for her higher studies and later returns to her hometown. Dinesh revealed a few more details of the film and said, “While Kartik is the quintessential good boy every girl wants to take home to mamma, Kriti represents today’s youth who advocate gender equality and have their own ideology.”
He further spoke about what prompted his decision of casting the two actors in the lead roles, “The dialogues have a touch of the local dialect and being from the region, both are familiar with the setting and the lingo. They also have a crackling chemistry. My films have always been content-centric and real India is in these small towns. That’s where the stories are. And well-told desi stories have a terrific connect with every kind of audience, going by the super success of Hindi Medium not just back home but also in a country like China where Hindi is not even their medium of communication."
It is for the first time that Kartik and Kriti will share screen space. Kartik has proved his mettle with the surprise hit Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Dinesh has recently wrapped up shoot of his upcoming production Arjun Patiala that also stars Kriti along with Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma. The film is a comedy and also has Sunny Leone in a special cameo appearance.