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Aparshakti Khurana will play the lead opposite Pranutan Bahl in Helmet

The film, being directed by Satram Ramani, is slated for release in 2020.

Shriram Iyengar

Popular character actor Aparshakti Khurana has bagged his first film as leading man, Helmet, opposite Pranutan Behl.

Khurana, who was most recently seen in the hit Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019), will play the male lead in the film to be directed by Satram Ramani. 

The film will also feature Khurana's co-star from Stree (2018), Abhishek Bannerjee. The makers released a teaser announcing the film going on the floors on Thursday.

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The teaser for the announcement features Khurana's voice asking for a condom using the many euphemisms for the contraceptive. When most of them fail, he resorts to the term 'helmet', a common colloquial name for a shy customer who avoid saying 'condom'. 

The film is being produced by Dino Morea and Sony Pictures Network, and filming has begun in Varanasi. 

Pranutan Bahl made her debut in Notebook (2019) earlier this year. 

The film will also feature Sharib Hashmi and Ashish Verma, among others.