Television actress Nikita Dutta joins the cast of Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh

Television actress Nikita Dutta joins the cast of Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh, which is a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy

Nikita Dutta Television actress Nikita Dutta joins the cast of Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh Source : Press

Television actors foraying into Bollywood to experiment beyond their sphere of influence are a common occurrence in the entertainment industry. After debuting in Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer Gold, television actress Nikita Dutta has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh, a Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy.


The actress will be playing the role of a movie star in the remake and the shoot of the film has already kick-started in October. Nikita commenced her shoot with the lead in the film last week. It will be interesting to see how glamorously Nikita Dutta will pull out the character in the movie.


A source close to the project, which is being helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga said, "Nikita's character helps Shahid's Kabir deal with depression after his break-up with girlfriend Preeti(played by Kiara Advani). Nikita's portions will be shot in Mumbai, while Shahid and Kiara will also be heading to Delhi and Mussoorie to shoot other important sequences that constitute the first half of the film."


The film revolves around a surgeon who surrenders to alcohol; leading him towards a self destructive path, after his ex marries another man. The film highlights the ruination of his life followed by a revival. The Hindi remake will be helmed by the same director who had directed the Telugu hit.


Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor's latest outing Batti Gul Meter Chalu opposite Shraddha Kapoor marked good numbers at the box office. The film received mixed reviews from the audience and the critics.

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