John Abraham to Romance Aditi Rao Hydari in a Cross-border Love Story
Actor John Abraham and actress Aditi Rao Hydari have been cast to do a cameo in an untitled cross-border family drama to be directed by Kaashvie Nair.
In this coming-of-age drama set in the backdrop of 1947, John and Aditi will be playing grandparents of actor Arjun Kapoor. John, who plays actress Neena Gupta’s first husband in the film, will romance Aditi, who plays the younger version of Neena.
The film also casts actress Rakul Preet Singh against Arjun and shows them as a modern-day couple.
The film is going to be the directorial debut of Kaashvie Nair and will be produced by John himself along with Bhushan Kumar under the Emmay Entertainment banner of Nikkhil Advani.
According to Nikkhil, the film is basically an unfinished love story that started in 1947 and, most of the times, it runs in flashbacks. It tells the 70-year long journey of a woman who got forcefully separated from her husband in 1947 following the Partition of India, he concludes. John and Aditi’s unfinished love story in the film is brought to closure by their grandson Arjun.
The film also beautifully portrays the bond shared between a grandmother and her grandchild and will be an emotional rollercoaster ride for fans.
Speaking of the film, Aditi says that she is very much moved by her role and story of the film.
Bhushan Kumar praises John’s character as a Sikh for the first time in a film and believes that his fans will find him lovable when romancing Aditi. The film sends a strong message of love and family values, he adds.
John expressed his joy over getting back to work with such a special role in a beautiful film after lockdown. He also said that as a producer of the film, he is taking every measure to keep his cast and crew safe from coronavirus.
Apart from them, the film features an ensemble cast made up of Kanwaljit Singh, Soni Razdan, and Kumud Mishra.
As per sources, John and Aditi will be shooting indoor for a week starting from August 24, 2020, whereas the remaining cast will shoot till September’s first week. After the first phase of shooting concludes, the outdoor shooting will begin in October 2020. The film is scheduled to be released in 2021.