As we reported earlier Ishaan Khatter has been roped in to play the male lead in Ali Abbas Zafar’ s debut production and now, as per latest reports the new student in the block, Ananya Panday is all set to join Ishaan in this rom-com.
A source close to the development has revealed, that this ‘Maximum City’ centric film will be a fresh take on the romantic genre which will revolve around young people, due to which the producer was keen on casting actors whom the audience would resonate with and as Ishaan and Ananya has impressed the audience with their debut films but has also not worked together, so it would be a fresh pairing for the audience. The source further added, that the director who is a writer himself has also been involved throughout the scripting and felt that it was the best subject and genre for him to turn into a producer. Interestingly, Ali himself started his Bollywood career with a rom-com, ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’(2011), featuring Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar.
According to reports Varun Sharma, who has been assisting Ali Abbas Zafar for a while will mark his directorial debut with this film which is expected to go on floors in the last quarter of 2019.
Interestingly Ishaan was roped in for ‘Student Of the Year 2’ with Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday, but later got replaced by Tiger Shroff as Tara and Ishaan was rumoured to have a history in the past. Thus now it will be interesting to see this fresh pairing of Ishaan and Ananya, who will finally get a chance to romance on celluloid.