A few days ago, we had reported that Jacqueline Fernandez might come onboard to play the female lead opposite ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ (2018) fame actor Kartik Aaryan in the Hindi remake of Kannada blockbuster ‘Kirik Party’ (2016). Today, the news has been confirmed by none other than producer Ajay Kapoor. “We are excited to have Jacqueline onboard as she is someone the youth relates to and has an amazing screen presence. This is the first time Jacqueline and Kartik have been cast together and we are confident that the audience will enjoy watching this fresh pair,” said the producer.
According to sources, Jacqueline agreed to do the movie as she liked the script very much. She has even shot for a look test recently. “Jacqueline really liked the script and gave her nod to the film. She even did a look test recently. They will begin workshops and readings soon,” lets on a source close to the development.
The original Kannada movie had Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles. The college romance drama was not only one of the biggest hits of 2016 but also one of the highest grossing Kannada films of all time. ‘Kirik Party’ ran in cinemas for more than 150 days, a feat not enjoyed by many movies these days.
Jacqueline Fernandez was last seen in the Remo D’souza-directed action entertainer ‘Race 3’ (2018). Despite being made on a lavish budget and starring A-list actors like Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol, the movie tank at the box-office. We hope the ‘Kirik Party’ remake helps the actress taste success once again.
The project will mount the shooting floor in the month of October. It is being financed by Ajay Kapoor, Dheeraj Wadhawan and Vrithika Laykar. More details are awaited.