Khali Peeli: Raazi actor Jaideep Ahlawat cast as antagonist in Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday's upcoming film

Press Trust of India

Sep 11, 2019 10:13:39 IST

Jaideep Ahlawat has been roped to play the antagonist in Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday-starrer Khaali Peeli.

 Khali Peeli: Raazi actor Jaideep Ahlawat cast as antagonist in Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Pandays upcoming film

Jaideep Ahlawat will play a quintessential villain in Khali Peeli

The FTII graduate, Jaideep is known for stellar performances in films like Raazi, Gangs of Wasseypur, Raees and Netflix anthology Lust Stories, among others.

"It's always challenging to play a typical Hindi film villain- something different from what I have been doing, I hope I do justice to the written part and I am looking forward to work with this young talent," Ahlawat said in a statement.

Khaali Peeli is produced by Zee Studios, Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra.

Co-producer Ali Abbas Zafar said the team chose Ahlawat because he was an apt choice to play the villain in the film.

"It's a performance-driven film and we decided to handpick Jaideep because he is an incredible actor. He perfectly fits the strong negative character in the film who is a typical Indian traditional villain. He plays an important and significant part of the film, we look forward to working with him," Zafar said.

Jaideep will next be seen in his second Netflix outing, Bard of Blood series.

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Updated Date: Sep 11, 2019 10:13:39 IST