Janhvi Kapoor may have had her dream debut with Dhadak and may have films lined up for her, in her Dharma Productions kitty. But the actress seems to be ready to not only explore beyond the Dharma banner but also into different genres. While she has Takht and the Gunjan Saxena biopic lined up for her, the Kapoor girl took to social media to announce her next, Rooh-Afza with Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.
Directed by Hardik Mehta and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Rooh-Afza is a horror-comedy, much like Rao’s very own Stree. Producer Dinesh Vijan said, “For Rooh-Afza we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun (Sharma) are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own. For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease and Janhvi stood out, she really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that!”
While co-producer Mirgdeep Singh Lamba went on to say, “We took some time to finalize the female lead. Besides being pretty, she needed to oscillate between two characters which are poles apart. You will fall in love with her in one scene and won’t believe she is the same girl in the next one. It’s not an easy switch for an actor. It’s the perfect casting.”
The young Kapoor girl will be playing two characters, Roohi and Afsana. One of her characters is a ghost, who sings and puts grooms to sleep so she can possess the bride.
We can’t wait for the film to release on March 20, 2020, but that’s a long time to go!
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