PeepingMoon Exclusive: Siddhant Chaturvedi to romance 'Beyond The Cloud' girl Malavika Mohanan in Excel's revenge drama


We exclusively confirmed just yesterday that Gully Boy breakthrough star Siddhant Chaturvedi is doing Excel Entertainment's next action movie that will be directed by Mom fame Ravi Udhyawar. We also told you that Siddhant has already started training for martial arts as prep for his role in the film that rolls later this year. Now, we have got a further update on this Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani production. sources have exclusively learned that South actress Malavika Mohanan has been finalized to play the leading lady in this revenge drama. Malavika who has mostly played intense roles down South will be seen this time in a glamorous avatar, unlike her first Hindi film, Beyond The Clouds by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, where she played a dweller of Mumbai's dhobi ghat area. The actress is said to have some action scenes as well in this commercial potboiler.

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A badass mass entertainer with slick and fast-paced action sequences, this yet-untitled film launches Siddhant in an action avatar. Believed to be seen in a stylish look with an element of quirk, Gully Boy's MC Sher will head to shoot this film after he finishes the remaining portions of Yash Raj's Bunty Aur Babli 2, and Shakun Batra's next relationship drama co-starring Deepika Padukone and Ananya Pandey. Expected to go on floors around December this year or January 2021, the film will be mounted on a large scale with most of the outdoor sequences planned outside of India. 

Ravi Udhyawar's this directorial marks Malavika's comeback to Hindi films three years after her critically-acclaimed debut alongside Ishaan Khatter. Daughter of popular cinematographer KU Mohanan, Malavika has previously featured in films like Pattam Pole (2013), Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi (2016) and Petta (2019), and is currently awaiting the release of her next big Tamil action-thriller, Master opposite Vijay. She will also be seen opposite Vijay Deverakonda in Anand Annamalai's Hero.