Vishal Bhardwaj has zeroed in on Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ (2016) daughter Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan of the television soap opera ‘Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi’ (Colors), as his leading ladies for his next, ‘Chhuriyaan’. The girls have already started prepping for their roles, and Bhardwaj is very happy with his casting decision, as he can mold them, and create something fresh.

Mirror reports Bhardwaj saying, “Sanya and Radhika are fantastic. They are youthful and completely untouched by the world of glamour. Their energy is infectious as well. They come to my office to discuss the film and soon I am as energetic as them. I am consumed by a very different kind of excitement that takes me back to my Makdee days. The film is divided into two parts — the girls before their marriage and how their lives change after they tie the knot. Usually actors give directors a commitment, but when push comes to shove they get cold feet. But that doesn’t happen with newcomers who are ready for anything. I am looking forward to directing Sanya and Radhika because I can mold them according to my will, change their look and create something fresh.”

Shooting for ‘Chhuriyaan’ will start in the last week of April, and Malhotra and Madan have already started to speak in the Rajasthani dialect, along with practicing tasks like milking buffaloes and thatching roofs.