After Hrs was the first to tell you that Kartik Aaryan has been roped in for Imtiaz Ali’s next film. Apparently, the Jab Harry Met Sejal director had two scripts in place and locked one with the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor. The film is expected to go on floors in February 2019. Now, we have learnt that the leading lady has also been finalised.
It’s Sara Ali Khan!
Our source reveals, “It’s another unique love story, which will invariably have a slight travelogue flavour, like all Imtiaz films. He wanted a new actress opposite Kartik. He had seen a few rushes of Kedarnath and felt Sara has a great screen presence and is good at delivering dialogues. He approached her with the script and the newbie liked the idea.”
The source adds, “They sat for narrations. Now, the star daughter, who has a strong role in the romantic drama, has finally given her nod. The modalities are being worked out. She will start the film next year after both her movies — Kedarnath and Simmba — release next month,” the source informs.
Interestingly, Imtiaz has also worked with her dad, Saif Ali Khan, in Love Aaj Kal (2009). “When Saif got to know that the filmmaker has offered Sara a movie, he was happy. He doesn’t make professional decisions for his daughter, but he feels the writer-director will tap into her potential. Sara’s mom, Amrita Singh, loved the story when she heard it,” adds the source. We texted Sara, but she didn’t respond till the time of going to press.