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Janhvi Kapoor to star opposite Rajkummar Rao in 'Rooh-Afza'


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Get ready to witness another fresh pairing on screen! The Bollywood starlet, Janhvi Kapoor, who made her debut with 'Dhadak', has bagged yet another film. Janhvi will be next seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in the upcoming horror comedy 'Rooh-Afza'. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on his Twitter handle. He also announced the release date of the film. "Janhvi Kapoor joins Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma in #RoohAfza... Directed by Hardik Mehta... Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba... Shoot begins in June 2019... 20 March 2020 release... Official announcement," he wrote.
The upcoming film, co-starring 'Fukrey' fame Varun Sharma, will go on floors in June 2019.
As per media reports, Janhvi will play a double role in the film and both her characters namely Roohi and Afsana will be contrasting personalities.
Giving out more details about the film, Adarsh had tweeted in December, revealing that the 'Newton' actor will play the role of a small-town goon whose plans go haywire when he has supernatural encounters.
"More on producer Dinesh Vijan and actor Rajkummar Rao project... Rajkummar Raoplays a small-time goon whose plans go haywire when he has supernatural encounters... Filming starts early 2019... Jan 2020 release," he tweeted at that time.
This will be the second horror-comedy film for Rajkummar, who earlier starred in 'Stree' and won millions of hearts with his performance in the movie.
'Stree' received several awards at the recently-held Star Screen Awards 2018. While Rajkummar won Best Popular Actor (Male) award for the film and the movie won Best Film Award, the director of the film won Most Promising Debut Director award. The film also starred Pankaj Tripathi who earned the Best Actor Supporting (Male) award.
The upcoming film will be helmed by Hardik Mehta and backed by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba. It will be written by Mrighdeep along with Gautam Mehra.
This marks the third collaboration of Rajkummar with Dinesh, who earlier bankrolled 'Stree' and upcoming film 'Made In China'.
The film is all set to hit big screens on March 20 next year.
Apart from this, Rajkummar will be next seen in 'Mental Hai Kya', in which he reunites with his 'Queen' co-star Kangana Ranaut. He will also appear in 'Made in China' alongside Mouni Roy.
Meanwhile, Janhvi is currently working on a biopic based on Gunjan Saxena, India's first ever woman IAF officer and will also be seen in Karan Johar's multi-starrer 'Takht' alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Bednekar and Anil Kapoor.

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 10:41 AM IST

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