Producer Ekta Kapoor has roped in Disha Patani for her next movie which will see the actress playing the lead role of a small town Punjabi Girl! This will be the first time that Ekta Kapoor and Disha Patani will work together.
After the success of her latest movie ‘Dream Girl’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha, the producer is coming back with another content-driven film and the excitement is high!
The movie will be written by ‘Dream Girl’ writer Raaj Shaandilyaa. However, most of the details about the film are kept under wraps but the movie is expected to be high on concept following the footsteps of ‘Dream Girl’. Disha Patani will be seen playing a Punjabi character from a small town and this will her first big lead.
Talking about Disha Patani as a perfect lead for the film, Ekta Kapoor shares, “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.”
The producer, who has consistently backed stories that have women driving the narrative, adds that she doesn’t like to label her films as women-centric. “If we don’t call a regular film ‘male-centric’, why do we put all films that have women at the center of them into one bracket? I would rather say that my next is a crackling comedy with Disha in the lead.”
Disha Patani made her Bollywood debut with ‘M.S Dhoni: An untold story’ along with Sushant Singh Rajput and has been a part of some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters like Baaghi 2, and Bharat. She recently wrapped up her schedule for her next movie ‘Malang’. These blockbusters are the reason that Disha Patani resonates with such a large scale audience.
The movie will be written by Raaj Shaandilyaa, directed by Ashima Chibber and produced by Ekta Kapoor