Ananya Panday finalised to play female lead in Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi film debut
Not Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday has been roped in to play the female lead opposite Vijay Deverakonda in his Bollywood debut.
Bollywood actress Ananya Panday seems to be on a signing spree. Yes, the beautiful actress who debuted in Bollywood with Student of The Year 2 in 2019 has multiple projects in her kitty. Ananya Panday, who is currently shooting for her upcoming film Khaali Peeli, is reported to have also been finalised to play the lead role opposite Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda.
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Ananya Panday has been roped in to play the female lead opposite Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Deverakonda in his Hindi film debut. According to the report, Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood debut will be a mixed martial arts-heavy action film and he has already started shooting for it in January this year.
The yet-untitled film is directed by none other than Puri Jagannadh and co-produced by Karan Johar under his home banner Dharma Productions.
Speaking about the same, a source told the tabloid, “Ananya is eager to work with Vijay and is expected to start shooting mid-March or in the first week of April.”
Earlier, there were reports stating that Janhvi Kapoor will play the lead role in Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood debut but she reportedly refused to star in Puri Jagannadh’s film. The reason behind walking out of the film is that Janhvi was finding difficult to juggle her dates for this movie and is also busy with multiple projects.
Besides Vijay and Ananya, actors Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Aali and Getup Srinu are also part of the cast.
Earlier while announcing the film, Karan took to his Instagram page and shared a photo of Vijay posing with Puri and Charmme Kaur. He wrote, “Thrilled to be a partner on this journey, best of luck to our entire team! @apoorva1972 @thedeverakonda @purijagannadh @charmmekaur @dharmamovies @puriconnects #PCfilm”
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Meanwhile, Vijay Deverakonda is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film titled World Famous Lover. The film has four female leads namely Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Catherine Tresa and Izabelle Leite.
World Famous Lover is scheduled to release on February 14, 2020.