Sushant-Kriti and more: Bollywood’s fresh take in 2016

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2016 11:54 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput will romance Kriti Sanon in Dinesh Vijan’s debut film. (Twitter/Taran Adarsh)

Shraddha Kapoor is believed to have been roped in for Mohit Suri’s next, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend that will, in all likelihood, see her star alongside Arjun Kapoor for the first time. Along with Arjun-Shraddha, 2016 will see a number of fresh young pairs hit the silver-screen.

For starters, Sushant Singh Rajput will team up with Kriti Sanon in Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut, while Tiger Shroff will be seen alongside Jacqueline Fernandez in Remo D’Souza’s next and opposite Shraddha in Sabbir Khan’s directorial venture. Also, while Aditya Chopra has roped in Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor for his directorial venture, Ranbir will romance Alia Bhatt in Ayan Mukerji’s next film.

Ayan Mukerji pairs Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in his next. (Twitter)

About her pairing with Ranbir, Alia says, “I know that Ranbir has superb energy. He is very adjusting (while working on a film). So, he is the best actor to have on the sets.”

Experts are also kicked about it. “It shows that filmmakers are willing to bank on the younger lot. Plus, this also gives so many options to filmmakers to choose from,” says exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi. Actors, too, are looking forward to it.

Ranveer Singh will next be seen opposite Vaani Kapoor in Aditya Chopra’s Befikre.

Ranveer feels Chopra’s film is the right one for him after Bajirao Mastani. “It’s too exciting. The new film will be Adi Chopra re-invented and just what the doctor ordered: light-hearted romance,” he says.

Rathi puts things in perspective: “We make 300 plus films every year, so we really require four times the number of actors/stars that we currently have in the industry. So it’s great to see them being successful and teaming up to create new chemistry,” he says.

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