Ekta Kapoor's next project to feature Disha Patani

Updated: Oct 09, 2019, 07:22 IST | Upala KBR | Mumbai

After the runaway success of Dream Girl, Ekta Kapoor taps director Raaj Shaandaliyaa again to write her next comedy featuring Disha Patani

Disha Patani. Pic/Instagram
Disha Patani. Pic/Instagram

With the smashing success of Dream Girl, Bollywood discovered a talented director in Raaj Shaandilyaa. Ekta Kapoor, who bankrolled the debutant director's comedy, is ready to bet big on the writer-filmmaker again. mid-day has learnt that Kapoor and Shaandilyaa are joining forces again for a project, featuring Disha Patani in the lead. While Ashima Chibber will helm the story set in small-town India, it is interesting to note that the script is the brainchild of Shaandilyaa, who has previously worked on Kapil Sharma's popular show, Comedy Nights With Kapil.

Ekta KapoorEkta Kapoor

A trade source reveals, "Rumours have been rife that Ekta and Disha are in talks for a movie that will see her play a small-town Punjabi girl from Chandigarh. What many don't know is that the movie has been written by Raaj Shaandilyaa. Interestingly, Raaj had a few concepts that he had narrated to Ekta before Dream Girl, and she had loved this one. With the success of the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer proving that he has his finger on the pulse of the audience, Ekta immediately greenlit this script. The concept had been on her mind ever since he had narrated it to her. However, Raaj won't be involved in the creative or casting process of the project, as he is busy with his next film."

Raaj Shaandilyaa
Raaj Shaandilyaa

Ecstatic about bringing another of Shaandilyaa's wacky ideas to the big screen, Kapoor tells mid-day that she felt Patani was best suited for the protagonist. "Disha has a strong connect with the youth and I couldn't think of anyone else who could portray the wild yet innocent, and crazy yet sensible character. To add to that, Disha's oomph takes it notches higher." The producer, who has consistently backed stories that have women driving the narrative, adds that she doesn't like to label her films as women-centric. "If we don't call a regular film 'male-centric', why do we put all films that have women at the centre of them into one bracket? I would rather say that my next is a crackling comedy with Disha in the lead."

Dream Girl
A still from Dream Girl

Also Read: It's party time for Disha Patani as she wraps up Mohit Suri's Malang!

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    Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani were out enjoying dinner at a popular restaurant in Juhu, Mumbai. By the looks of it, Tiger-Disha were playing hide and seek with the photographers. All pictures/Yogen Shah

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    Though Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have broken up, they are always spotted together at parties or dinner outings. But the two did not admit to being a couple.

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    Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna seems to have put rumours to rest. As a guest on the Nothing To Hide segment of the show, By Invite Only, she spoke about being open about relationships.

    In picture: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani used the sun visor to hide their face as they left from the restaurant in Juhu.

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    Krishna Shroff said, "You know that I don't lie and how straight I'm about everything. Tiger is 100 per cent single."

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    On the work front, Tiger Shroff will next be seen in War alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor, while Disha Patani will star in Mohit Suri's Malang.

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