Arjun Kapoor impressed audiences with his unconventional role of a homemaker in R Balki’s Ki & Ka earlier this year. Now he has signed a romantic slice of life drama, a genre that Balki is renowned for. However, Kapoor’s next is not with Balki, but with his 2 States director Abhishek Varman.
Mumbai Mirror reports that Kapoor has signed his second film with Varman, to be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The same report suggests that Kapoor’s childhood buddy Varun Dhawan may share the screen space with him in the same film.
However, this film is being projected as a slice of life flick and may not be Shiddat, a romantic period drama set in the pre-Independence era. According to a report by International Business Times, Shiddat will be directed by Varman, produced by Johar and will allegedly star Dhawan, Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in a love triangle.
According to a report by DNA, Kapoor was considering signing another film with Varman, produced by Johar, titled Kalank. It is a similar story set in the backdrop of partition. The idea behind the script was conceived by the late filmmaker Yash Johar.
In yet another similarity with Shiddat, the film is a two-hero film. As per the same report by DNA, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan was being offered the role of the second hero. However, it is safe to assume that Khan is no longer a part of the film.