Fresh pair for a spy thriller! Janhvi to star opposite Varun in Shashank Khaitan's next

Janhvi Kapoor to star opposite Varun Dhawan in Shashank Khaitan's espionage thriller which will go on floors before Rannbhoomi

Varun and Janhvi Fresh pair for a spy thriller! Janhvi to star opposite Varun in Shashank Khaitan's next Source : Press

Espionage thrillers depict different facets of the plotline, but maintaining the suspense and the mystery throughout the movie is not only challenging, but also represents the filmmaker's dexterity to portray the subject with profundity.

As reported earlier, Shashank Khaitan plans to kick-start an espionage thriller with Varun Dhawan before his ambitious project Rannbhoomi. The latest buzz suggests that Shashank has roped in Janhvi Kapoor to play the female lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the thriller.

Informing about the development, a source close to the project said to a leading daily, "Shashank and Karan Johar (who is backing the project) wanted a new jodi for the film. They felt Janhvi would be a perfect fit."

Interestingly, Varun and Janhvi have collaborated with Shashank Khaitan in his previous outings as well. Varun has worked with the filmmaker for the Dulhaniya franchise while Janhvi recently debuted in his directorial Dhadak.

On being asked about the same, Shashank Khaitan informed the leading daily, "I'm still writing the script and will be sure about the casting once it's completed. But Varun is definitely on."

As the espionage thriller is based on the similar lines of the Bourne series, Janhvi will be undergoing training under the guidance of international stunt masters who will shoulder the responsibility of choreographing the action sequences.

About Janhvi's involvement in the project, a source added, "She will undergo rigorous training and perform some heavy-duty stunts."

Both Janhvi and Varun have an amazing line up of movies in their kitty and they are likely to accommodate dates for Shashank's spy thriller after the completion of their current assignments. The shoot for the Shashank's espionage thriller will begin by next year.

"Takht goes on floors around August 2019, so Janhvi is likely to shoot for this Varun-starrer in April-May next year," the source concluded.