According to an insider report by Pinkvilla, Karan Johar is eager to team up with Vicky Kaushal again. So eager that he has already approached the actor as their previous project together nears completion. “Karan [Johar] is very impressed with the professional manner that Vicky conducts his shoots and decided to offer him another movie under his production house. Despite the pandemic, the shoot of Mr. Lele, which began this year, is almost complete. Vicky is a no-nakhra star, always on time, a director’s actor, and a delight to work with. While he has many top projects under his belt including Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh, Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur, Vijay Krishna Acharya’s next with Manushi Chillar and Mr.Lele, most of them are complete, except Meghna’s movie,” has apparently said a source.
Ashwatthama, an ambitious sci-fi movie, that Kaushal was leading in along with Sara Ali Khan, has been put on hold, requiring another six to nine months to work on budgetary constraints. That leaves Kaushal with some empty spots in his calendar. “It was then that Karan Johar decided that he could approach for one of his movies. Vicky has been offered both – a rom-com and an action-drama and it is up to him which he may choose to do. KJo’s production house has lots of exciting scripts on hand and it was one of those that was offered to the actor. The filmmaker and the actor share a warm bond which has only strengthened after Mr. Lele and they keep meeting now on a regular basis. Vicky’s dates are being sorted out as they had gone for a toss like many actors. Within weeks of Mr. Lele going on floors in April, the shoot had to be called off after Vicky and Bhumi tested positive. The second lockdown imposed in Maharashtra only delayed matters further but now that the film is almost complete, Vicky’s date diary is empty for the dates allotted to Ashwatthama,” continued the source.
However, according to Bollywood Hungama Johar has no plans of starting another project with Vicky Kaushal. Johar has allegedly said, “No not at all. There is no film with Vicky Kaushal as of now.”
Mr. Lele, directed by Shashank Khaitan, shows Kaushal playing a conman in the movie who juggles between his two love interests. It also stars Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar.