BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Pyaar Ke Side Effects director Saket Chaudhary has roped in Dear Zindagi actor Alia Bhatt for his upcoming social drama. It is said to be another comedy with a message.
Those who have watched the Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium, can expect Saket’s last venture to tickle one’s funny bones also. However, there will be a message behind it subtly.
A source told Mumbai Mirror, “Saket has been working on the script for a while now. He was keen on casting Alia, who liked the script and has given her nod. She is expected to sign on the dotted line shortly. Meanwhile, hunt for the leading man is still on. The team will finalize the shooting schedule once the entire cast is locked. Saket has also begun initial recce for appropriate locations.”
Produced by Sajid Nadiawala, the yet unnamed film is set in the Indian heartland. Alia, whose upcoming releases include Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Karan Johar’s Takht, will be working with Sajid for the fourth time. Her previous ventures with him were Highway, 2 States and Kalank. Now, that’s quite impressive.