After creating ripples at the box-office with their last outing, Race 2, the duo of Abbas and Mustan is back with another interesting project. And the casting of their new directorial venture is well in place now. While it’s a known fact that the filmmakers have already roped in stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma as the lead actor of their flick, the latest development is that former beauty pageant winner Simran Kaur Mundi has been bagged as the leading lady. Apparently, Abbas-Mustan feel that she brings in just the right dose of glamour to the part.
Confirms our source:
“For the leggy beauty, this is a high indeed. Abbas-Mustan have always been really lucky for young actresses. Be it Kajol-Shilpa Shetty (Baazigar), Bipasha Basu (Ajnabee), Priyanka Chopra (Aitraaz) or Jacqueline Fernandez (Race 2) – they all have tasted success after working with the filmmakers. For Simran too, this is a golden opportunity to make it big.”
Simran has starred in two big Punjabi films and a successful Telugu film other than her Bollywood sojourn. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for her!
“It’s an honor to work with Abbas-Mastanji who have pushed forward the careers of many newcomers in the industry. Also, it’s super exciting to share screen space with Kapil Sharma, the current King of comedy. I know that matching his comic timing will be tough but I’m sure it would be thoroughly fun and enjoyable. This film is just the right package. Moreover, Abbas-Mustan are known to present their women so well. I had to do this film!”
This untitled film also stars Elli Avram and two more names from the cast will be revealed soon too. The project is expected to go on floors next month.