Sunday, 15 Dec, 12.17 am Deccan Chronicle

Janhvi Kapoor is Vijay Deverakonda's heroine

When Karan Johar recently came forward to release the Hindi version of the Puri-Jagannadh directorial, everyone predicted that Karan would rope in a top actress. And indeed, Janhvi Kapoor is likely to come on board for the action-entertainer. Apparently, it was Karan who suggested Janhvi's name to director Puri Jagannadh.

And when Puri narrated the script to Janhvi, the actress apparently loved it and gave her nod for the project.

'Even actresses such as Alia Bhatt and Ananya Pandey were approached for the part, but things did not materialise. However, Karan Johar was instrumental in getting Janhvi Kapoor on board. The actress is still working her date diary, and in all probability, she might commence shooting in February.' Fans might recall that in an earlier television chat, when Janhvi was asked to name an actor she'd love to be in her real life, she'd said, 'Vijay Deverakonda'. But little did the star of the upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl expect that she'd be paired opposite the Arjun Reddy star so soon.

Co-incidentally with this film, Boney Kapoor, Jahnvi's dad, will also make his debut as a producer in Telugu.

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