18 September 2023, Mumbai: In recent news, the dynamic duo of Salman Khan and Karan Johar is all set to collaborate once again, this time for director Vishnuvardhan’s upcoming project. It’s a remarkable reunion 25 years after their blockbuster hit, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” While speculations have been rife about Trisha, Samantha, and Anushka Shetty potentially joining the cast, Pinkvilla brings an exclusive update that Karan Johar and Vishnuvardhan are yet to finalize the cast for this highly anticipated film.
Karan and Vishnu will commence their discussions
According to insider sources closely tied to the project, Vishnuvardhan is currently engrossed in completing his commitment to a Tamil film. His full focus will shift to casting for Salman Khan’s next film in the initial weeks of October. “Although there have been discussions regarding potential cast members, the names under consideration have not matched those circulating in the media. Karan and Vishnu will commence their discussions with actors for this action-packed thriller set against the backdrop of the Indian Army starting in October,” a reliable source disclosed.
Vishnuvardhan’s second venture
The film, which remains untitled at this stage, will mark Vishnuvardhan’s second venture in Hindi cinema following his award-winning debut, “Shershaah.” This upcoming project is rumored to be based on one of India’s most heroic victories.
Salman Khan has already commenced his preparations for the role.
“The script, screenplay, and dialogue drafts have all been finalized. Fundamental pre-production work is also underway, and Vishnuvardhan plans to immerse himself entirely in the world of this war-centric action thriller from October onwards. The team aims to kick off the film with a brief schedule in early December, followed by an extensive shoot in January,” the source revealed. Salman Khan has already commenced his preparations for the role.
Karan Johar has recently made headlines with two of his projects
“Salman is deeply committed to transforming himself into the character of a paramilitary officer. He is hitting the gym rigorously and adhering to a strict dietary regimen,” the source added. On the professional front, Karan Johar has recently made headlines with two of his projects: “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” which hit the screens in July, and “KILL,” which celebrated its world premiere at TIFF 2023. Meanwhile, Salman Khan is gearing up for his next big release, “Tiger 3.”
By Yashika Desai