Vaani Kapoor is set to star alongside Ayushmann Khurrana in the upcoming Abhishek Kapoor directorial, which is pitched as a progressive love story. Describing the yet-untitled project as “a lovely, heart-rendering film”, Vaani said she is ‘thrilled’ to act opposite Ayushmann.
“Ayushmann is one of the most talented actors of our generation and I’m only thrilled about our first film together to be this beautiful love story,” she said. This is the first time Vaani will share screen space with Ayushmann. About working with Abhishek Kapoor, she added, “I have always wanted to work with Abhishek Kapoor, being so inspired by his films. This feels like an amazing opportunity to be part of his vision.”
About casting Vaani as Ayushmann’s love interest, Abhishek said: “I thought Vaani was fabulous in Befikre. She is beautiful and a very committed actor. I am looking forward to having her and Ayushmann on set. I believe the combo will be electrifying.”
Ayushmann, whose choice of cinema has given birth to a genre in Hindi movies called ‘The Ayushmann Khurrana Genre’, had told earlier, “I’m supremely excited about the physical transformation that I will have to undergo. It will present me in an all-new avatar. I have never looked like this on-screen and I’m looking forward to seeing the reaction of audiences. The process is going to be intense and excruciating for me but I feel all the pain will be worth it.”
The film casts Ayushmann as a cross-functional athlete. It is set in north India, and shooting is scheduled to begin in October.