Recently, it has been announced that Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday will be seen together for the first time in Ali Abbas Zafar’s debut production venture titled Khaali Peeli. First look of Ishaan and Ananya have been released already where Dhadak actor has been showcasing his chiseled abs along with Ananya in front of a taxi. Some time back, Ali Abbas Zafar has given us a blockbuster titled Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. On casting Ishaan and Ananya in this movie, one of our sources has said, “Since the Maximum City-centric film is a fresh take on the romantic genre and revolves around young people, Ali was keen to cast actors who are a big draw with youngsters. Both Ishaan and Ananya have impressed with their first films but have not worked together so it’s a new jodi as well.”
Now, the makers have given us another surprise. It seems that they have signed Raazi actor Jaideep Ahlawat to play the antagonist role in this movie. Director of Khaali Peeli will be Maqbool Khan. Earlier, Jaideep Ahlawat has been seen in the movies like Raees and Gangs of Wasseypur earlier. It will be certainly interesting to see Jaideep in a negative shade here.
Regarding this character, Jaideep has said “It’s a challenging villain, and quite different from what I have been doing so far. I hope to do justice to the part and I am looking forward to work with these young talents.”
On the occasion, Ali Abbas Zafar has said “It’s a performance-driven film. We zeroed in on Jaideep because he is an incredible actor. He perfectly fits the bill of the strong negative character, which is the quintessential Indian villain. He plays a significant part in the story.” Zee Studios and Himanshu Kishan Mehra are collaborating with Ali Abbas Zafar as a producer on this project.
Shooting of the movie will be done mostly in Mumbai. Talking further about the movie Khaali Peeli, 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.”