Rakul Preet Singh was reportedly enlisted by producer Ronnie Screwvala for a content-driven women-centric film in April of this year. According to reports, the actress will appear in the social comedy film as a condom tester. Earlier today, we reported that the producers chose to shelve the film.
But now, the makers clarified that the project is still on and it is all set to go on floors next month with Rakul Preet Singh as the leading lady.
The film is titled Chhatriwaali and is intended to be a humorous drama that also served to de-stigmatize condom use. The film is said to be a daring but lighthearted perspective on the subject, similar to Dream Girl. Before landing on Rakul’s lap, the film was presented to Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday. After hearing the narration, Sara declined the project, but Ananya and her team thought the concept and character were too risky for her. Tejas Deoskar, who directed Madhuri Dixit Nene in the Marathi film Bucket List (2018), is slated to direct the film.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa is working on a similar storyline for his next film Janhit Mein Jaari, in which Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a condom saleswoman.