BY ANUJ RADIA

A few days ago, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari had announced that his next project is going to be a student drama.

The film will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Sushant Singh Rajput has already been roped in as the male protagonist. On the other hand, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the female lead for the project. While some reports said it is Jacqueline Fernandez, others said it is Shraddha Kapoor.

Now, according to a report in The Indian Express, the part of the female lead is bagged by none other than Sushant Singh Rajput’s close friend, Kriti Sanon. A source told an Indian newspaper that Kriti is currently in talks with the makers.

Another actor who has been roped in for the film is Fukrey fame, Varun Sharma. According to reports, the makers are quite impressed with Varun’s performances in Fukrey and Fukrey Returns, and since the upcoming film is a student drama, they felt that the actor would be perfect for the part.

Kriti has earlier worked with Sushant in the film titled Raabta, and their chemistry was loved by the fans. During the shooting of the film, rumours of the two dating each other had also sparked.

Apart from this, Sushant has a number of films lined up in his kitty. He will be seen in the upcoming film Kedarnath, opposite debutant Sara Ali Khan.

He will also star in films like Chandamama Door Ke, Paani, and Sonchiraiya.

Kriti Sanon will be next seen in Housefull 4, and also in Panipat.