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Mukesh Chhabra looking to cast supporting actors for rom-com starring Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra

No official announcement has been made regarding to Shotgun Shaadi so far.

Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in Hasee Toh Phasee (2014)

Mayur Lookhar

In 2014, actor Sidharth Malhotra had teamed up with Parineeti Chopra for filmmaker Vinil Mathew’s romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee. The duo are set to reunite for another rom-com, rumoured to be called Shotgun Shaadi.

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s agency put out a post on Facebook looking for people for the supporting cast. The team will conduct auditions in Lucknow on 13 and 14 July. The post had first mentioned the names of Malhotra and Chopra being in the cast, but later the agency removed the actors’ names.

The film in question is said to be director Prashant Singh’s Shotgun Shaadi. Buzz has it that the film is based on kidnappings of grooms in Bihar and Malhotra is said to be playing a Bihari thug. Shotgun Shaadi is said to be produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures.

No official announcement has been made regarding to Shotgun Shaadi so far. After Aiyaary (2018), Malhotra had confirmed doing the Vikram Chandra biopic. The actor was slammed by Bhojpuri fans, actors Neetu Chandra, Manoj Tiwari for insulting the Bhojpuri language.

When the Aiyaary team visited Bigg Boss, Manoj asked Sidharth to deliver a dialogue in Bhojpuri: “Shikar to sab kehu karela, lekin baagh jaisan sikar kehu na kare.” He repeated the lines after Manoj and said, "Aisa lag raha ki neeche baitha hua hai, latrine me." Malhotra had later apologised for his folly.  

Shotgun Shaadi presents him an opportunity to win over fans from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.