The first thing to come to your mind when you think of Arjun Kapoor and Anushka Sharma pairing up for a film is that finally we have a pairing of equals (read: the Khans' principle of romancing actresses half their age is so passé).
And so the good news follows. Anushka Sharma will reportedly be seen romancing Ki & Ka actor Arjun Kapoor in her upcoming film Kaneda. It will be helmed by Navdeep Singh, who last directed the sleeper slasher hit NH 10.
“Anushka will be part of Kaneda. She will produce and act in the film. We are in talks with Arjun Kapoor,” sources have told PTI, adding, "Don’t know why people are referring to Kaneda as a comedy. It is a drama and it is not as intense as NH 10 was. We can’t talk much about the film."
Singh has narrated the script to Arjun though he is yet to sign on the dotted line. But it is believed that the Gunday actor will be doing the film. The film’s title Kaneda is inspired by the often-heard Punjabi pronunciation of the country, Canada, according to insiders.
Given that this is the season (year?) of outrage and that we have learnt that the people of Punjab are quite sensitive to how they are portrayed, we are half expecting someone (or the other) to outrage about the name of the film.
So for the record, no film or media claims to portray one community as a whole. There are exceptions to everything. Also it would help to imbibe a sense of humour.
Kaneda will be Anushka’s third production after NH 10 and Phillauri. The 28-year-old actress has finished the last schedule of Phillauri, where she will be seen sharing space with Diljit Dosanjh and Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma.
Arjun Kapoor has two films — Half Girlfriend with Shraddha Kapoor and Mubarakan co-starring uncle Anil Kapoor.
(With inputs from PTI)