Ananya Pandey-Ishaan Khattar to star in Ali Abbas Zafar’s debut production

Ananya Pandey-Ishaan Khattar to star in Ali Abbas Zafar’s debut production

The ace director Ali Abbas Zafar is all set to make his production debut with two of the hottest new-age actors, Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khattar. The romantic film script required a fresh pairing, hence the two newbies.

Time and again, Ali Abbas Zafar has proven his directing prowess. With films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Gunday, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan and Bharat in his kitty – He has aced all film genres with his versatile directing skills.

The director has tried his hands at rom-com, action, thriller and sports-drama, leaving romance as the only genre untouched. So, it is pretty natural for him to venture into film production with a love story.

Being a writer has surely helped him in being resourceful during the writing and scripting of the film. The love story, set in Mumbai, takes a fresh take on romance between two city-dwelling youngsters.

Ali was keen on casting a fresh A-list actress alongside Ishaan Khattar who had been roped in a while before Ananya came in the picture. According to the ‘Bharat’ director, only a fresh pairing would do complete justice to the new-age love story.

Ishaan Khattar hasn’t been around much since his debut ‘Dhadak’ with Jahanvi Kapoor released last year. However, he hit headlines when he walked out of two major projects – one being lead by Mira Nair and the other one by Vishal Bhardwaj. Ever since then the fans have been eagerly waiting to see Ishaan on the big screen.

On the work front, Ananya was praised for her fabulous performance in Karan Johar’s SOTY 2.  She is busy shooting for her next film, Pati Patni Aur Who with Kartik Aaryan in Lucknow. For Ishaan, no news of any future projects has been announced.

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