After winning our hearts with their crackling chemistry and riveting performances in Dharma Productions and Phantom Films’ ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ (2014), Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra are reteaming after a gap of four years. The duo has been signed for Ekta Kapoor and Shailesh R Singh’s next production venture. The untitled project is being helmed by Prashant Singh, who will be making his directorial debut with the movie. Singh has previously assisted celebrated filmmaker Aanand L Rai on such blockbuster movies as ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2013) and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (2011) and hence, expectations from him are quite high.
The latest we hear that the team is all set to commence the first shooting schedule of the film. From what we hear, it will kick-start from next week in Uttar Pradesh. Revealing some more details on the first schedule, a source close to the team says, “The entire film is set in Uttar Pradesh, where the first schedule will take off, and Bihar. In this film, Sidharth and Parineeti will be seen in desi avatars and the actors have already started prep for the film, which includes getting the Bihari accent right.”
Talking about Sidharth and Parineeti’s other Bollywood projects, the former has signed one of Dharma Productions’ forthcoming films, which will be a biopic on Kargil martyr Vikram Batra. He is also rumoured to have bagged a sequel to his 2014 release ‘Ek Villain’. Parineeti, on the other hand, will shortly be seen in Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s ‘Namaste England’, followed by ‘Kesari’ and ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’.
Apart from the title, the makers are yet to announce the official release date for the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer.