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Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday cast in Shakun Batra's next

Produced by Batra and Dharma Productions, the film is due to be released on 12 February 2021, before Valentine's Day.

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Nearly four years after his last film Kapoor & Sons (2016), Shakun Batra is headed back to the director's chair for his next film starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. Batra will co-produce the feature with Dharma Productions; the untitled film is due to be released on 12 February 2021.

The film, a modern day relationship drama, will be Batra's third feature after Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012) and Kapoor & Sons (2016). Chaturvedi bags his second big project in a row; he was recently cast in Yash Raj Films' Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2020) with newcomer Sharvari Wagh.

The drama will be Panday's fourth film; she is currently shooting for Khaali Peeli (2020) with Ishaan Khatter. Padukone, meanwhile, will be seen next in Chhapaak (2020) on 10 January 2020 which she is also co-producing.

Producer Karan Johar shared in a press release, "Shakun has directed one of the most acclaimed films of Dharma Productions, Kapoor & Sons. With this movie, he also turns producer with us. His upcoming directorial [venture] is an intriguing relationship drama, which will release on Valentine's Day 2021. I am proud and excited about Shakun's vision as a versatile filmmaker."

Batra added, "I have had a wonderful journey with Karan and his production house for almost a decade now, and I can't wait to get back into the director's chair for my next. It's a relationship drama where the characters find themselves stuck in a morally ambiguous zone."

The untitled film is expected to begin filming early next year.