Ekta Kapoor signs Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon & Paresh Rawal for ‘Shehzada’?


After losing a couple of plum projects earlier this year, Kartik Aaryan has reportedly signed Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming production ‘Shehzada’, helmed by Rohit Dhawan.

Peeping Moon reports that the film will see Kriti Sanon lead opposite Aaryan, while Paresh Rawal will support the cast. It is said that the film will be a remake of the Telugu hit ‘Ala Vaikunthapuramaloo’.

A source told the publication, “Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are coming together again spelling magic on-screen with Dinesh Vijan’s Luka Chuppi. Kriti will play the leading lady, reprising the role of Pooja Hegde while Paresh Rawal has come on board to play Kartik’s father which was essayed by Jayaram in the original Trivikram Srinivas directorial. Rohit Dhawan and his team of writers have adapted Ala Vaikunthapuramaloo keeping in mind the criticism the film received for its predictable storyline and narrative, and have tried to make it better with a strong screenplay and a great musical score. Manisha Koirala is also in talks to play a pivotal role in the film but she’s yet to sign on the dotted line.”

The source further added, “Casting is more or less locked and the makers will soon announce the film officially. They are currently chalking out the shooting plans given the current scenario across the country. Kartik and Kriti’s dates are being worked out considering their other commitments and once that’s done, they will proceed with pre-production.”

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