‘Kedarnath’ director Abhishek Kapoor has roped in Ayushmann Khurrana for his next directorial venture. The film will portay the Andhadhun actor in the role of a ‘cross-functional athlete’ and will be a romantic drama.
In an interaction about the film, Ayushmann told Bombay Times, “Abhishek has a distinct voice in cinema today, and I’m glad that we finally got the opportunity to work together on a project that’s close to my heart. This beautiful love story will take viewers on an emotional roller-coaster ride and it is a total family entertainer.”
The actor will go through an intense transformation to perfect his role. “I have never attempted a look like this on screen before and I’m already looking forward to seeing the reaction of audiences. The process is going to be intense and excruciating, but I feel that the pain will be worth it,” he said.
Abhishek, too, is eager to work towards the project. “This film is special for both Ayushmann and me. We want audiences to come back to theatres and watch movies as a community. And, we will spare no effort to achieve that,” he said.
Apart from this, Ayushmann also has a film added to his kitty with Anubhav Sinha, with whom he worked in Article 15. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh has announced, “IT’S OFFICIAL… After #Mulk, #Article15 and #Thappad… Anubhav Sinha to direct #AyushmannKhurrana… An action thriller [not titled yet]… 16 Oct 2020 release. Anubhav and Ayushmann reunite after the much-acclaimed and successful #Article15.”
Article 15 raked in huge success and was a commercial hit. The film was based on India’s ruthless casteism and how a big town, upper caste cop arrives in rural Uttar Pradesh to find how deeply the caste system has plagued the country’s roots.