Both Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday will be seen together in Ali Abbas Zafar first production venture Khaali Peeli. Recently, Ali Abbas Zafar has given us a blockbuster with Salman Khan Starrer Bharat. So, Khaali Peeli is modern day city based romantic movie. Therefore, Ali has thought of casting Ishaan and Ananya in the movie. Raazi actor Jaideep Ahlawat has been roped in also to play an important part in the movie. Director of the Khaali Peeli will be Maqbool Khan.
In addition to the audience, Ananya Panday is also equally thriller to share the screen space with Ishaan Khatter in this movie. During an interview, Ananya has said “I had been dying to work with Ishaan ever since I watched him in Beyond The Clouds. I hope his energy reflects in my performance as well. He is such a talented actor. Both of us are young and it’s a lot of fun with youthful energy on set.” Shooting for the movie has been started by Ananya already and she has been doing night shifts mostly. So, she says “We are filming majorly at real locations all over Mumbai. If you see two crazy kids driving around in a taxi on the streets, you know it’s us.”
Regarding her character in the movie, Ananya has said “The character is completely out of my comfort zone as she doesn’t speak the way I do in real life. It’s interesting because I had to adapt to a new lingo and a different tone. We have experimented with my look as well. I had been juggling between the Pati Patni Aur Woh shoot and workshops for Khaali Peeli. Ishaan and I had a lot of reading sessions which helped me get comfortable. I carried the script along during the Lucknow schedule (of Pati Patni Aur Woh) too, and would rehearse my lines aloud.”
On the occasion, Ananya has been asked whether she has ever travelled in a kaali peeli aka taxi. Giving reply to the question, she has said “I’ve travelled in autorickshaws as they’re more readily available in the neighbourhood I live in.”
Revealing about the movie little bit, producer Ali Abbas Zafar has said “Khaali Peeli’s process has been organic — Maqbool, Himanshu (Kishan Mehra, co-producer) and I worked on the script for almost a year, and when we felt that it was totally baked, we took it to this enthusiastic young cast. I am happy that the studio is producing this film with us, apart from the other project that we are working on. We will soon announce our next big collaboration as well”