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Shiddat: Varun Dhawan signs Karan Johar-Sajid Nadiadwala's next period drama

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

After working with the Dharma productions banner in films like Student of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan has now signed on for Shiddat.

The film, which will be produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions in association with Sajid Nadiadwala's Nadiadwala Grandson, is said to be the most ambitious Dharma project till date.

Shiddat, touted to be a period film set against the backdrop of the 1947 India-Pakistan partition, will have two male leads. The hunt for a parallel lead opposite Varun Dhawan is currently on.

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Shiddat will be directed by Abhishek Varman, who directed the 2012 romantic flick, 2 States, starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

The script for Shiddat is being finalised and the makers are currently in talks with a few A-list Bollywood actors and actresses for the film.

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Dharma Prodcutions has been working for Shuddhi, said to be the banner's most ambitious film till date. However, with Shuddhi being indefinitely shelved, Shiddat may just be the film to watch out for.

Official announcement about the film will be made once the star-cast is finalised.

-- With inputs from Super Cinema
First published: 13 June 2016, 10:29 IST