PeepingMoon.com was the first to inform its readers about Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday being roped in for Shakun Batra's upcoming directorial. Karan Johar, who will be producing the modern day relationship tale, too confirmed the news in a statement. Shakun, who has previously worked on Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Kapoor & Sons as a director, will also bankroll the film with Karan's production house - Dharma Productions.
Now Deepika has confirmed to a leading daily that Shakun's next will go on the floors in March. The film pairs the actress alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and the two have several intense romantic scenes in the film. On the other hand, the leading man opposite Ananya is yet to be finalised. When prodded what made her take up the film, Deepika told the daily, “I am a big fan of Shakun’s work. He is beautiful when it comes to dealing with interpersonal relationships. This is a story about two couples and creatively, I was looking forward to doing something in this space.”
Further, talking about the film, Deepika revealed that it belongs to a genre that we haven’t attempted in Indian cinema before. “I don’t like to box the films that I do. Shakun’s film is kind of in the Cocktail and Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani space but also new in many ways," she signed off.
Reportedly, the film's cast will will attend reading sessions and workshops to get a hang of their characters and to develop a comfort level with each other. “It’s a first-time pairing for the entire ensemble, and the cast will have multiple meetings before kicking off the shoot,” the daily quoted a source as saying.
The yet to be titled film will release on Valentine's Day in 2021.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)