This week it was reported that Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series is joining hands with Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor for a comedy film. The film will be called Sharaabi and it will revolve around a dysfunctional alcoholic and currently, the makers are casting. According to a report of Bollywood Hungama, the makers have approached two Kapoors, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor to play leading roles.
The sources have told that the makers are keen to cast Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in Sharaabi to play a dysfunctional alcoholic in Abhishek Kapoor's Sharaabi. Bollywood Hungama quoted a close source to the film, “Yes, Arjun and Shahid have been approached for the role of the protagonist. Both actors have expressed interest in it but neither have come on board yet for the film. The film is in the very initial stages and the makers are keen to have one of them in this role. The official announcement will be made once the modalities are completed.”
Currently, Shahid Kapoor is busy shooting for his next film Kabir Singh that stars Kiara Advani in the female protagonist. Sandeep Vanga who directed the film original film Arjun Reddy is also directing its Hindi remake Kabir Singh.
While Arjun Kapoor has gone bald to play the role of a Maratha warrior in Ashutosh Gowarikar's next film Panipat starring alongside Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt. He will also be seen in upcoming films like India's Most Wanted and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
Producer of the film Pragya Kapoor said, “We are currently in talks for the casting but it’s too soon to talk about it. A formal announcement will be made soon and it’s definitely going be special because it’s a titular role.”