Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat to face off each other in Aanand L Rai’s action film, ‘Action Hero’

Ayushmann's next film with Aanand L Rai will be a large-scale action feature set in another country.

After the success of their social comedy film series Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana is teaming up with Rai once more. We now have an update about this new Colour Yellow Productions venture.

According to sources of PeepingMoon, Ayushmann’s next film with Aanand L Rai will be a large-scale action feature set in another country. The film is titled ‘Action Hero,’ and it will be Ayushmann’s first step into the action genre. In addition, Jaideep Ahlawat, who starred in Paatal Lok, has been cast as the antagonist in this film.

“It’s set in the mainstream space but yet is very different from the regular masala action movies. Ayushmann is gradually trying to change his image and exploring different genres to prove his versatility as an actor, and this action film is going to be the starting point towards that. The actor will be seen in a distinct look in this film and will undergo rigorous physical training before its principal photography begins later this year. It’s Jaideep Ahlawat playing the villain and Ayushmann must build up to look believable against him,” the source told the portal.

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The film’s setting has been changed as a result of the second wave of the coronavirus, which has made it difficult to shoot the picture overseas. The filmmakers are now planning to shoot it in the United Kingdom rather than the United States, where the film was initially set. The film’s director, Anirudh Iyer Ganapathy, has already begun internal pre-production work and will begin shooting in December.

On the work front, Ayushmann is working on his next movie, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, which will hit theatres soon after India’s cinemas open to full capacity. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the Vicky Donor actor will be romancing War actress Vaani Kapoor in this film. Anubhav Sinha’s political drama Anek, which is currently in post-production and set to be released later this year, is also completed by the actor.

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