After making his directorial debut this year with the romantic thriller ‘Raabta’, Dinesh Vijan has reunited with Kriti Sanon for his upcoming production titled Arjun Patiala. Diljit Dosanjh who had made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Chaubey’s 2016 drug drama ‘Udta Punjab’, has been cast opposite her.
Kriti Sanon to share screen with Diljit Dosanjh
“Kriti played a journalist while Diljit in the titular role is a quirky, small town guy. It’s a character-driven comedy and will roll in February 2018. It will be shot in Punjab, the makers are leaving for a recce soon and hopes to zero in on a director shortly,” informs a source close to the development.
Dinesh who has earlier produced films like Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal’, Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’, Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Badlapur’ and more recently Saket Chaudhary’s ‘Hindi Medium’, confirmed the news, saying, “The Hindi film audience has already experienced Diljit’s intensity, now it’s time to laugh with him. Kriti is moving from Bareilly to Patiala to deliver another small town surprise and this time she is holding a pen.” Kriti added, “I love watching good comedies and while shooting for Bareilly Ki Barfi I realised that I enjoyed being a part of this world too. I’m looking forward to shooting with Diljit.”
Diljit echoed the sentiments saying, “Dino’s team is a set of young, talented and creative minds who I am really excited to work with.”
Diljit has already started shooting for Shaad Ali’s biopic on field hockey player and ex-captain of the Indian national team, Sandeep Singh, in Punjab.