MUMBAI: Malhotra’s on board and Khan might join project soon. Fawad Khan and Arjun Kapoor are front-runners for the second lead
Vikramaditya Motwane’s loss is Shakun Batra’s gain. The Lootera director’s next Bhavesh Joshi with Sidharth Malhotra has been shelved. Producer Karan Johar has immediately moved to grab Sidharth’s dates for a film directed by Shakun Batra (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu).
A source reveals that the film will be a two-hero project. The source says, “Sidharth’s dates are available from April onwards because Bhavesh Joshi is now shelved. Arjun Kapoor and Fawad Khan are front-runners to play the parallel lead. Between the two, the part might go to the former, if negotiations work out. Female leads are being worked out. Alia’s name is doing the rounds.”
Buzz is the the film is about two brothers who are part of a dysfunctional family. That one of them is a gay and that the film is a coming-out story. The source adds, “Sid has a fantastic role in this film and it will give him an opportunity to showcase his versatility. The story takes place over a weekend where the family goes for an outing and during the fun and games, one of the two brothers reveals his sexuality”.