Just yesterday, Alia Bhatt confirmed her collaboration with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for a yet-to-be-titled project. After serious films like Raazi and Udta Punjab, Alia has now shown interest in a light-hearted film. Now the latest we hear is that Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who currently has her plate full with Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and Ekta Kapoor’s Mental Hai Kya with Rajkummar Rao, is all set to collaborate with Bareilly Ki Barfi director. Ashwiny surely seems to be on a roll.
Kangana is currently immersed in the shoot of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, where Kangana will be seen essaying the role of Rani Laxmibai. Helmed by Telugu director Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (Krish), the film also stars Ankita Lokhande, Sonu Sood, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles. Initially, the film was scheduled to release on April 27, 2018, but was later postponed. Now, speculations are rife that the film is set for an August release. However, the makers are yet to make an official announcement. ALSO READ: After Brahmastra And Kalank, Alia Bhatt To Do A Light-hearted Film
Ashwiny will begin shooting for the Alia-starrer movie post-June 2019. Talking about it, Alia told a leading daily, “I am definitely going to do a film with Ashwiny because she is a fabulous director. The film is sort of confirmed, but I am not saying it myself, as there will be an official announcement soon,” further adding that, “They [Ashwiny and the film’s makers] have brought an extremely fun concept to me. I am very excited, as that’s going to be my breakaway film from all the serious ones [that I am doing]. Ab main ek lighthearted film karne waali hun.” Watch this space for further updates.