Bollywood stars Vaani Kapoor to romance with Ayushmann Khurrana in the Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor’s next film.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 ‘Kedarnath’ director 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.”
The film casts Ayushmann as a cross functional athlete. It is set in North India, and shooting is scheduled to begin in October.
Talking about the film, Abhishek Kapoor, who is known for helming acclaimed and successful ventures like Kai Po Che, Rock On and Kedarnath, said in a statement, “Ayushmann and I are both known for a certain kind of cinema and this film is definitely a special one for both of us.” On the other hand, Ayushmann also praised Abhishek Kapoor’s vision and said, “Abhishek has a very distinct voice in cinema today.” Speaking confidently about the film, Ayushmann added, “It is a total family entertainer. It is a beautiful, progressive love story that will also touch your hearts.”
Ayushmann also shared his excitement about going through physical transformation for the film and said, “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. The process is going to be intense and excruciating for me but I feel all the pain will be worth it.”.
On the work front, Vaani Kapoor is also busy with Akshay Kumar’s espionage thriller Bell Bottom, which also stars Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta in key roles.