Though Abhishek Kapoor started his career with acting opposite Twinkle Khanna in 1996, he is well known for his directorial ventures. He rose to fame with his 2008 movie ‘Rock On’ and went on to win the prestigious ‘National Award for Best Hindi Film’ for outstanding artistic contribution towards cinema. The ‘Kai Po Che!’ director is now all set to join hands with the poster boy of content cinema in Bollywood, Ayushmann Khurrana. Abhishek has also signed Vaani Kapoor as the ‘Bala’ actor’s love interest in this progressive love story.
The fresh pairing of the ‘Vicky Donor’ actor and ‘Befikre’ actress in the untitled film will be quite electrifying to watch. Vaani Kapoor made her acting debut with the movie ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ starring alongside Sushant Singh Rajput. While talking about the film, the filmmaker revealed how excited he is work with both of them. He said, “I thought Vaani was fabulous in Befikre. She’s beautiful and a very committed actor. I am looking forward to having her and Ayushmann on set. I believe their combo will be electrifying.”
In this total entertainer, as mentioned by the director himself, Ayushmann will be seen portraying the character of a Cross-Functional Athlete and will have to go through a big physical transformation.
While speaking about the same, the ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ actor how elated he is about the physical transformation that the actor will have to undergo for this role. He further said that he has never seen himself in such an avatar on-screen before and is excited to see the audience’s reaction.
The actor 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 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.”
When asked about the film, the ‘War’ star disclosed that she has always wanted to work with Abhishek Kapoor and it feels like an amazing opportunity for her to be a part of his vision. The actress added, “It’s a lovely heart-rendering film. 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. Ayushman 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.”
This Abhishek Kapoor directorial is set to start its shooting schedule in October.