Just a few months ago, RSVP Films and Roy Kapur Films announced their next project, Pippa, based on the life of the Indian war hero called Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta. Ishaan Khatter is set to step into the shoes of the Brigadier and play the hero who fought valiantly during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Just today, we got news of who’s set to play the lead opposite him. It’s the lovely Mrunal Thakur who is set to join the team of Pippa.
Helmed by Airlift director, Raja Krishna Menon, the film will also star actor Priyanshu Painyuli. He and Mrunal are set to play Ishaan’s reel-life siblings, while Soni Razdan is playing their mother. Ishaan took to his Instagram to announce the news, saying “We’re coming with all guns blazing. Welcome to the #Pippa troop, fam ;)”.
Pippa is a story that chronicles an Indian victory in 1971 through the eyes of
the Mehta family and signing on fine actors to essay the members of this brave family was our
foremost priority. I’m glad we have talented actors like Mrunal and Priyanshu on board, who
along with Ishaan will spearhead this story of triumph that needs to be told.
What’s interesting to note is that Mrunal is going to be working with both the brothers — Ishaan and elder brother Shahid Kapoor. She will be seen opposite Shahid in the film, Jersey, which is a remake of the Telugu film of the same name. They just wrapped the shoot for the film, which is set to release next year.
I sure can’t wait to see her in both these films, and coming back to Pippa, this star cast has sure gotten me super excited for it!