Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Arjun Reddy star Vijay Deverakonda is all set to make his Bollywood debut opposite Ananya Panday in an untitled project. The Pati Patni Aur Woh actress shared a few candid clicks from the sets as she gears to begin the shoot of the film. ''Happy, blessed and excited to be associated for a Pan-India film with our director @purijagannadh Producers @karanjohar @charmmekaur @apoorva1972 @DharmaMovies @PuriConnects #PCfilm. Welcoming Mr. Deverakonda @TheDeverakonda to Bollywood. #AnanyaPandayVijayDeverakonda,'' Ananya wrote alongside the pictures.
While the first two pictures show Ananya and Vijay enjoying script-reading sessions, other pictures show them having a good laugh with Puri and Charmee.
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This will be a pan India film to be made in Hindi and all south Indian languages. The film will be directed by Puri Jagannadh who will also co-produce the film with Charmme Kaur, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
IWM Buzz had quoted a source as saying, ''Karan wanted to launch Vijay Deverakonda in Bollywood with the Hindi remake of Dear Comrade. When that didn’t work inTelugu he was on the look-out for an original Hindi script for Vijay’s launch. It was Vijay who suggested that Karan jump in as co-producer for Puri’s film and thereby felicitate a Hindi version of Fighter.''
A source had earlier informed Mumbai Mirror, ''Ananya is eager to work with Vijay and is expected to start shooting mid-March or in the first week of April.''
Karan had announced the project in January by sharing pictures from the mahurat shot. Vijay was seen standing between Charmee and Puri in the pictures which Karan shared with the caption, ''Thrilled to be a partner on this journey, best of luck to our entire team! @apoorva1972 @thedeverakonda @purijagannadh @charmmekaurâ€ª @dharmamovies @puriconnects â€ª#PCfilm.''
Ananya will be next seen in Khaali Peeli. The film stars Ishaan Khatter as the male lead opposite her. Vijay is known for playing the title role in Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, the remake of which, Kabir Singh, went on to become Shahid Kapoor’s biggest blockbuster.