Riding high on the success of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, 2 States and Highway, Alia Bhatt is bagging some of the most precious projects in the industry. She will star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in director Ayan Mukherjee's next venture.
Karan Johar, who will be producing the film, took to Twitter to share the news. Also read: Ali Bhatt too young for Ranbir, says Imtiaz Ali
The yet untitled movie is expected to release on December 23, 2016.
"Ayan Mukherjee's next for Dharma productions is slated to begin mid next year and release December 23rd, 2016. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt..," the director-producer tweeted. Also read: Alia Bhatt wants to marry Ranbir Kapoor
Alia has always been vocal about her desire to work with the star.
Ranbir had apparently suggested Alia's name to Imtiaz Ali for their upcoming film, but the director felt Deepika Padukone suited the role better and cast Alia in Highway instead.
Ranbir and Ayan, who are very close friends, have delivered two successful films together in Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, both for Dharma.