Bollywood newbie Janhvi Kapoor who made her debut with ‘Dhadak’ is all set to be a part of Dinesh Vijan’s ‘horror comedy’ universe; she will be seen alongside Rajkumar Rao and Varun Sharma in ‘Rooh-Afza’. Dinesh Vijan said in a statement: “For Rooh-Afza, we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own.”
Rajkumar Rao shared the poster of the film and wrote: “All set to bring to you this perfect mixture of horror and comedy, #RoohAfza! #JanhviKapoor @VarunSharma90 #DineshVijan #HardikMehta @mriglamba #GautamMehra @MaddockFilms @JIOCinema”
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On casting Janhvi in the lead role, Dinesh said: “For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease, and Janhvi stood out. She really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that.”
The writer and co-producer of the film Mrighdeep Singh Lamba (Fukrey fame) also talked about the project and said: “We took some time to finalise the female lead. Besides being pretty, she needed to oscillate between two characters which are poles apart. You will fall in love with her in one scene and won’t believe she is the same girl in the next one. It’s not an easy switch for an actor. It’s the perfect casting.”
The shooting will commence in Uttar Pradesh this June and the film is slated to release on March 20, 2020.
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