Back in October, Ayushmann Khurrana had started shooting for his next – Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, his first collaboration with Abhishek Kapoor. Vaani Kapoor is the female lead in this film. Reportedly, Ayushmann Khurrana shot non-stop for this film during the peak of the pandemic and even wrapped most of it at that time. Two months to be precise. In the film, Vaani Kapoor plays the role of a transgender in the film, with Ayushmann as a cross-functional athlete, who discovers his lover’s gender on the first night after their wedding. As per news and reports, we’ve got to know that Ayushmann Khurrana was very specific regarding the contract with his producers – Bhushan Kumar and Abhishek Kapoor before starting work.
“In today’s uncertain environment, a lot of films are taking the direct to digital route and Ayushmann wants to be sure of what he is signing up for. Hence, he along with his team have devised a plan to clearly bifurcate between OTT and theatrical content before coming onboard a film. His contract for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui assures a theatrical release. The idea is to know what he is signing on for, and decide on the content based on the medium of showcasing,” revealed a reliable source.
This statement doesn’t imply that the actor is against an OTT release but would definitely want clarity on these grounds of choice of entertainment before taking on a new project. The source further added, “Although Gulabo Sitabo was the first film to arrive in the digital world, he is now clear on bifurcating between the two content mediums. While he is open to be a digital star too, he wants to know the platform of showcasing before joining the gang. Only after being on the same page regarding the release plan of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui did he come on board the film. At this point of time, it’s gearing up for a theatrical release in June.”
Meanwhile, Ayushmann is currently gearing up to begin work on his next film with Anubhav Sinha post Article 15. It’s said to be a big scale action film.
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