Vicky Kaushal to play the lead in Karan Johar's first comedy film

Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaUpdated: Nov 10, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
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The Masaan actor has four releases lined up next year. Photograph:(WION)

Looks like 2018 is going to be a busy year for Vicky Kaushal. The actor has four releases next year making him one of the busiest actors of 2017-18. Vicky will be seen in a pivotal role in one of the most awaited films of 2018- Raju Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic and then Kaushal will be seen playing the lead in films like Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, Ronnie Screwvala’s Love Per Square Feet and a film on URI surgical attack. 

The latest news is that the actor has been roped in for the sequel of 2013’s critically acclaimed film Bombay Talkies. Karan Johar will be directing one of the quartets of the series for which Vicky will be playing the lead. This would be the first time that Karan and Vicky will be trying their hands in the comedy genre. Vicky comes from a background of indie cinema whereas Karan has been associated completely with mainstream commercial cinema; seeing them both collaborating for the first time on a subject they never attempted before would prove as a litmus test. 

Sources close to the filmmaker says, "The series will be an out and out comedy where Karan will unleash his creativity to the brim. Karan approached Vicky after seeing the rushes of Raazi and after giving screen test Vicky was selected to play the main lead. The final paperwork is yet to take place." 

Karan’s movie will be produced by Ashi Dua and presented by Screwvala. For Vicky, it would be an opportunity to prove his mettle and break the stereotype that he has gotten attached to at an early stage of his career.