Kartik Aaryan’s Freddy now to be backed by Ekta Kapoor, directed by Shashanka Ghosh; exclusive details inside!

This romantic-thriller which was to be produced under Shah Rukh Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment is now being produced by Ekta Kapoor with Jay Shewakramani.

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There was a lot of negative buzz around Kartik Aaryan after he lost three films to be produced by Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai. But Kartik Aaryan seems to be bouncing back with back to back exciting announcements.

The actor has three new projects lined up including Sajid Nadiadwala’s film, official remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and Captain India with Hansal Mehta, after completing his ongoing projects like Bhool Bhulaiyya and Dhamaka.

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Now we hear that, Kartik’s Freddy, which was rumoured to be shelved, is back on track. This romantic-thriller which was to be produced under Shah Rukh Khan’s banner Red Chillies Entertainment is now being produced by Ekta Kapoor with Jay Shewakramani. The director Ajay Bahl has been replaced by Veere Di Wedding fame, Shashanka Ghosh.

“All through the last 3 months, the makers have been working on pre-production and other aspects of Freddy. While Ajay Bahl was supposed to be the director before, the film will now be helmed by Shashanka Ghosh, who last directed Veere Di Wedding,” revealed a source to Pinkvilla.

In fact, the team is gearing up to start shooting for the film from the first week of August itself in Mumbai. Multiple sets have been put up at Filmistaan and Mud island the city and Kartik is expected to juggle between the shoots of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Freddy.

Box office worldwide has exclusively learnt few exclusive details around the plot. Our sources tell us that it’s a love triangle where Kartik Aaryan falls in love with a married woman. The story has a Parsi setting and is entirely based in Mumbai.

We also hear that Katrina Kaif, who was slated to play the leading lady will be replaced by a new actress. Details however are currently being kept under wraps.

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