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Karan Johar set to work with Vicky Kaushal again after ‘Mr Lele’?

With work nearly complete on Shashank Khaitan’s comic thriller ‘Mr Lele’ helmed by Karan Johar, the filmmaker is reportedly already planning another plum project with Vicky Kaushal.

PinkVilla reports that Kaushal’s diary is current vacant after he had committed to Aditya Dhar and Ronnie Screwvala’s ‘Ashwatthama’, co-starring Sara Ali Khan.

A source told the publication, “Karan is very impressed with the professional manner that Vicky conducts his shoots and decided to offer him another movie under his production house. Despite the pandemic, the shoot of Mr. Lele, which began this year, is almost complete. Vicky is a no nakhra star, always on time, a director’s actor, and a delight to work with. While he has many top projects under his belt including Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh, Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur, Vijay Krishna Acharya’s next with Manushi Chillar and Mr.Lele, most of them are complete, except Meghna’s movie.”

Meanwhile, ‘Ashwatthama’ is currently on hold due to budgetary issues. The source added, “It was then that Karan Johar decided that he could approach for one of his movies. Vicky has been offered both – a rom-com and an action-drama and it is up to him which he may choose to do. KJo’s production house has lots of exciting scripts on hand and it was one of those that was offered to the actor. The filmmaker and the actor share a warm bond which has only strengthened after Mr. Lele and they keep meeting now on a regular basis. Vicky’s dates are being sorted out as they had gone for a toss like many actors. Within weeks of Mr. Lele going on floors in April, the shoot had to be called off after Vicky and Bhumi tested positive. The second lockdown imposed in Maharashtra only delayed matters further but now that the film is almost complete, Vicky’s date diary is empty for the dates allotted to Ashwatthama.”

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