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Pankaj Tripathi cast in Luka Chuppi as an estate agent

The actor is the newest member of the cast which includes Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon.

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Sonal Pandya

Cinematographer-turned-director Laxman Utekar's Luka Chuppi is a desi rom-com that stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon.

Actor Aparshakti Khurrana has already joined the cast as Aaryan's friend. Now comes word that actor Pankaj Tripathi will play an estate agent in the film.

Besides confirming his role, Tripathi shared a tweet that indicated his character is single and looking to mingle. He wrote, "Bachelor hone ka alag sukh aur dukh hai [There is a different happiness and sorrow in being a bachelor]."

Tripathi joined the rest of the cast, who were already filming for the feature in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, over the weekend. Incidentally, Aaryan hails from Gwalior.

The film brings Sanon and Aaryan together for the first time. Tripathi played Sanon's father in the crowd-pleaser Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).

The actor told the tabloid Mumbai Mirror about his different, vibrant role in the film, "My character is a man with a different sense of humour and whenever the story gets too complicated, he has some contribution to make. So far, the audience has only seen me playing simple, sober and desi characters. This time you will see me wearing colourful clothes and I even have highlights in my hair."

Luka Chuppi, produced by Maddock Films, is planned for release in March 2019.