Shashank Khaitan to work with Kartik Aaryan after ‘Mr Lele’ shelved?


Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan is reportedly planning to work with Kartik Aaryan after he decided to postpone his film ‘Mr Lele’ with Varun Dhawan. Blaming date issues, the film, which was scheduled to release in January 2021, has been shelved until further notice.

It now seems that Khaitan is considering taking on Aaryan for his next film. A source told Mumbai Mirror, “He was keen to make a love story and reached out to Kartik, who is already doing Dostana 2 with Karan. After Kartik gave his nod, he and Shashank met Karan on Sunday to discuss the project.”

The film’s name is yet to be announced, along with its other cast members. The source added, “The team is planning to start shooting later this year. Till then, locations and other modalities will be finalised.”

At the time of delaying ‘Mr Lele’, Khaitan said, “Karan, Varun and I have mutually decided to postpone the shooting of the film. It’s a script we all love and am sure will revisit soon. But scheduling the film was turning out to be very tough, as the film has a solid ensemble cast and the dates were just not falling into place.”

He added, “I am very sure Varun and I will collaborate soon, either on Mr Lele itself or on something new, as collaborating with him has always been the most joyful and fulfilling experience in my life.”

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