Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday unite for Shakun Batra’s next

The trio come together for a relationship drama that is set to be released in Valentine’s Day week in 2021

By Our Correspondent

Producer Karan Johar has announced his next collaboration with director Shakun Batra. The untitled film features Deepika Padukone, young turks Siddhant Trivedi and Ananya  Panday.  Batra is also a co-producer on this project.

“Shakun has directed one of the most acclaimed films of Dharma Productions — Kapoor & Sons [2016]. With this movie, he also turns producer with us. His upcoming directorial is an intriguing relationship drama, which will release on Valentine’s Day 2021. I am proud and excited about Shakun’s vision as a versatile filmmaker.” Johar said in a statement.

Shakun adds, “I have had a wonderful journey with Karan and his production house for almost a decade now, and I can’t wait to get back into the director’s chair for my next. It’s a relationship drama where the characters find themselves stuck in a morally ambiguous zone.

The film will go on floors early next year with the producers locking 12 February, 2021 as the release date.

This untitled project is the second film for Padukone from the Dharma Productions stable.  Padukone had earlier featured in the 2013 hit romantic drama Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.   Ananya Panday was launched by Karan Johar in Student of the Year 2 [2019]. Chaturvedi, who made his debut with Gully Boy [2019] has bagged his third film. The Gully Boy actor has also signed for Yash Raj Films’ Bunty Aur Babli 2.

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