Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death shocked all of us. His death also kickstarted drug probes, allegations, and various controversies. Besides the noise, Sushant’s death also left a huge hole in Bollywood, changing up plans for many projects. One project, in particular, is a film directed by Abhishek Kapoor with the title Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. Abhishek and Sushant discussed the project immediately after wrapping up the shoot for Kedarnath, which was released in 2018. With Sushant no longer in the picture, Ayushmann Khurrana announced that he has taken the lead.
Today, Ayushmann took to his Instagram account and shared the good news with fans. The post had a caption that read, “Next stop: My hometown Chandigarh for the first time Excited to be a part of Abhishek Kapoor’s delightful progressive love story #ChandigarhKareAashiqui. Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Pragya Kapoor co-starring Vaani Kapoor.” From the looks of it, the casting seems pretty apt given his Chandigarh locality. In the post, Ayushman is seen sitting with Vaani Kapoor, his co-star, with director Abhishek Kapoor behind them. Check out his post:
But before Ayushmann’s casting, it seemed very clear that Abhishek Kapoor had Sushant in mind for this project. It must have been the history they both shared, which goes back to the film, Kai Po Che. Abhishek debuted Sushant’s first film, Kai Po Che, in 2013, making it his first appearance in Bollywood. With the film being a success, Abhishek approached Sushant for a next project called Fitoor. Sushant rejected it since he didn’t believe in the script. True to his word, the film turned out to be a flop. After a break, the two got reacquainted for the last film they worked on, Kedarnath.