Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan had been in news recently for losing a string of projects but now, it is being reported that he has signed a high-profile film which will be produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner, Balaji Motion Pictures.
Filmmaker Rohit Dhawan, who has previously helmed Desi Boyz (2011) and Dishoom (2016), has been roped in to direct the upcoming venture
If reports are to believed, it’s a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapuramaloo.
Kartik will once again be seen romancing Kriti Sanon, and Paresh Rawal is also on board for the movie.View this post on Instagram
Earlier, Tabu was set to be a part of the film, however, according to rumours, the actress and Kartik are apparently not keen to work together on back-to-back projects.
Reportedly, the makers connected with Manisha Koirala for the role and it’s said that she will be playing Kartik’s mother.
A source told Filmfare, “Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are coming together again after spelling magic on-screen with Dinesh Vijan’s Luka Chuppi (2019). Kriti will play the leading lady, reprising the role of Pooja Hegde while Paresh Rawal has come on board to play Kartik’s father which was essayed by Jayaram in the original Trivikram Srinivas directorial. Rohit Dhawan and his team of writers have adapted Ala Vaikunthapuramaloo keeping in mind the criticism the film received for its predictable storyline and narrative, and have tried to make it better with a strong screenplay and a great musical score. Manisha Koirala is also in talks to play a pivotal role in the film but she is yet to sign on the dotted line.”
The source goes on to add, “Casting is more or less locked and the makers will soon announce the film officially. They are currently chalking out the shooting plans given the current scenario across the country. Kartik and Kriti’s dates are being worked out considering their other commitments and once that’s done, they will proceed with pre-production.”
Although there’s no official confirmation, it will be exciting to see all of these actors together in one single frame.