Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan and actor Kartik Aaryan might just be teaming up together for a love story. A report in Mumbai Mirror suggests that the filmmaker, who was working on Mr. Lele with Varun Dhawan, has put his film on hold to collaborate with Kartik on a new film. This new project is nothing but one of the scripts that Shashank had written earlier and decided to not make for a while. However, now, after Mr. Lele has been indefinitely postponed due to date issues with the cast that also includes Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor, Shashank has revisited a love story that he wrote sometime back. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan's Quirky Captions Leave Pati Patni Aur Woh Co-Star Bhumi Pednekar Swooning
The report mentioned that the Dhadak director met Kartik a few days back and he agreed to come on board and then together, the two met Karan on Sunday to have his nod on the project. A source close to the development was quoted saying, “He was keen to make a love story and reached out to Kartik, who is already doing Dostana 2 with Karan. After Kartik gave his nod, he and Shashank met Karan on Sunday to discuss the project.” Also Read - Kartik Aaryan's Mom Scolds Him For Not Wearing Sling, Actor Says, 'Mummy Being Mummy'
The shooting of the film is expected to begin by the end of this year. Kartik is already working on Dostana 2 with Dharma Productions and this yet-to-be-titled film is going to be his second collaboration with KJo’s home banner. Meanwhile, this is going to be Shashank’s fourth directorial. Two out of the three directed films by him featured Varun in the lead – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Notably, Mr. Lele was not the first film that was put on the backburner after the announcement. Shashank and Varun were also expected to work together on Ranbhoomi but that also couldn’t happen. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan Gets His 'Routine Checkup' Done From 'Doctor' Katrina Kaif at IIFA 2020, Touches Her Feet in Apology
So, all set to see Kartik in another love story by Dharma?