Karan Johar has been the largest supporter of countless directors who have no pedigree to fall back on, except from his clique of star kids that he has launched in the profession. After his short in the anthology Ajeeb Dastaans, Boman Irani’s son Kayoze Irani, who also acted in Student of the Year, is now set to direct a feature picture. We’ve heard he’s also finalized the film’s heroine!
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “Janhvi Kapoor has been locked to play the main female lead. Janhvi and Dharma were supposed to do two films – Dostana 2 and Mr. Lele but both of them got stuck and are delayed. While Dostana 2 is undergoing a massive cast change after Dharma decided to replace Kartik Aaryan from the project, it was due to Kartik’s constant date clashes that Janhvi had to let go off Mr. Lele as well. So, Karan decided to give Janhvi Kayoze’s film instead. It’s a very strong, emotional romcom.”
Talking about the male lead of the film, another source tells the portal, “It could be any of Kayoze’s SOTY co-stars Varun Dhawan or Sidharth Malhotra, while many feel that it would be the latter this time.”