Vaani Kapoor has been cast opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in the upcoming Abhishek Kapoor directorial, which is pitched as a progressive love story.
Describing the yet-untitled project as "a lovely, heart rendering film", Vaani said she is "thrilled" to act opposite Ayushmann.
"Ayushmann 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," she said.
This is the first time Vaani will share screen space with Ayushmann.
About working with Abhishek Kapoor, she added, "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."
About casting Vaani as Ayushmann's love interest, Abhishek said, "I thought Vaani was fabulous in Befikre. She is beautiful and a very committed actor. I am looking forward to having her and Ayushmann on set. I believe the combo will be electrifying."
The film casts Ayushmann as a cross functional athlete. It is set in north India, and shooting is scheduled to begin in October.
Vaani was last seen in a small role as Hrithik Roshan's love interest in War (2019). Ayushmann's last film Gulabo Sitabo with Amitabh Bachchan released on an OTT platform during the lockdown.