In Bollywood, Disha Patani can be looked as a newcomer. She has been seen in few films till date like M.S Dhoni – The Untold Story, Baaghi 2 and Bharat. Post release of Bharat, she has signed couple of movies such as Malang with Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu and Anil Kapoor. The movie has been directed by Mohir Suri and it is scheduled to release on Valentine’s Day, 2020. Since shoots of Malang is coming to an end, she has decided to move on to her next. It is heard now that she has signed a movie with Ekta Kapoor and Dream Girl director Raaj Shandilyaa.
Disha’s next is expected to be a movie about a small town girl. According to a source, “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.”
Later on, our source has also added “With the success of the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer proving that he has his finger on the pulse of the audience, Ekta immediately green lit 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.”
Regarding the project, Ekta has said “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.”
Concluding the statement, Ekta has said “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.”