Successful on-screen pair Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are coming together for the third time after Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and Shubh Mangal Savdhaan (2017). This time, they will be starring in the next film of director Amar Kaushik, who was appreciated for helming Stree (2018) featuring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. The new film with Ayushmann and Bhumi in the lead has been titled Bala and as revealed by the latter, it’s a hilarious take on societal stereotypes.
Both the stars expressed their excitement for being able to entertain the audience once again. Ayushmann praised Bhumi and called her an ‘exceptionally talented’ actor. He said that the audience now expects something fresh and unique from their pairing. Therefore, they have taken care that they are offering them ‘universal’ content that will stay relevant for years. Bhumi also matched Ayushmann’s tone and revealed that she’ll try to fall at par with the audience’s expectations. The actor told Pinkvilla that her last two films with the AndhaDhun star gave her a lot of confidence and she’s more than ready to bring the fun on-screen now.
The Son Chiriya star was quoted by the portal saying, “I think audiences expect our pairing to do off-centre, quirky films and it’s great equity to carry forward with Bala, a film that again takes on societal stereotypes in a hilarious manner.”
Both Ayushmann and Bhumi are known for playing roles that appear realistic to a middle-class man and are rooted in Indian culture. Their previous films were appreciated by both the audience and the critics. Now, with Bala in the pipeline, their fans might just wait for another entertaining journey to begin soon.
Meanwhile, Auyshmann recently wrapped the shooting of his next film – Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha. Bhumi also finished shooting for her next film with Taapsee Pannu, titled Saand Ki Aankh.