Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday have kickstarted the shoot of Maqbool Khan’s upcoming directorial venture, Khaali Peeli. This is the first time that Ishaan and Ananya are sharing screen space.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce that the filming of Khaali Peeli has begun today.
Filming begins today… Ishaan and Ananya Panday… Zee Studios and Ali Abbas Zafar [#Sultan, #TZH, #Bharat] join hands to produce #KhaaliPeeli… Directed by Maqbool Khan… 12 June 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/dFuYD4yeaG
taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 11, 2019
The Ishaan and Ananya-starrer is set against the backdrop of Mumbai and is said to be a fresh take on the romantic genre with young adults at the centre of it. Khaali Peeli is a love story of a guy and a girl who meet each other at night and things unravel after that.
Jaideep Ahlawat, who was seen in Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal’s Raazi, has been roped in to play the role of a villain in the film.
Ishaan and Ananya, the two newcomers in Bollywood, made heads turn with their respective debut films as leads – Beyond The Clouds (2017) and Student Of The Year (2019). Ishaan, who was also seen opposite Janhvi Kapoor in the 2018 blockbuster Dhadak, delivered a memorable performance in his second film as well.
On the other hand, apart from Khaali Peeli, Ananya also has Pati Patni Aur Woh, co-starring Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar in her kitty. Ananya was first seen alongside Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria in Punit Malhotra’s directorial venture, Student Of The Year.
Ishaan Khatter was first seen as a child actor in Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! The 2005-released film starred his brother Shahid Kapoor and actress Amrita Rao in lead roles.
The first look of Khaali Peeli featuring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday was unveiled on August 28, in which the two actors seemed smitten by each other against the backdrop of a taxi.
“Ek dedh shaana, ek item, ek taxi aur ek raat ki kahaani. Apun la rahe hai 2020 ki sabse raapchik picture. I5t’s time for #KhaaliPeeli. Directed by @macriaan June 12, 2020. Mark.your.date.@ananyapanday @zeestudiosofficial @aliabbaszafar @ihimanshumehra @shariq_patel @vyasabhishek77 (sic),” Ishaan had written in his Instagram post.
Produced by Zee Studios, Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra, Khaali Peeli will hit the screens on June 12, 2020.