Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon

Actress Kriti Sanon will be seen romancing Varun Dhawan in Shah Rukh Khan's "Dilwale", which is directed by "Golmaal" and "Chennai Express" fame director Rohit Shetty.

Kriti Sanon made her acting debut with Mahesh Babu's Telugu film "1: Nenokkadine". Later, she forayed into Bollywood with Tiger Shroff's debut movie "Heropanti". The huge success of the Hindi film has flooded her with several big-ticket offers, but she is making a careful selection of her next projects.

The casting of the gorgeous Delhi beauty for Shah Rukh Khan's "Dilwale" has been doing rounds for quite some time. But neither makers nor the actress confirmed the news officially in the past. Finally, Kriti Sanon herself has spilled the beans saying that she is excited to work in the film.

Rohit Shetty turned 42 on 14 March. On March 13, Kriti Sanon took to her Twitter page to wish him and also share her excitement on working with him in the film. The actress tweeted, "Happpyyy Birthdayyy Rohit sir!!! Cant wait to start shooting for Dilwale!! super excited! Have a great year ahead!! ☺️"

On his birthday, Rohit Shetty confirmed the casting of Kajol, Varun and Kriti his next directorial venture "Dilwale". "I've paired Shah Rukh with Kajol and Varun (Dhawan) with Kriti (Sanon). It's not a remake of Hum (1991) or any other film, and it will be a Christmas release," Hindustan Times quoted him as saying.

"Dilwale" is going to be a perfect family entertainer. Set to begin its filming on 20 March, the film unit has planned to shoot Varun and Kriti's portions first and later Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will join them."It's a wholesome entertainer and I would not categorise it as an action or a comedy film. It's a family film that has everything in it," added the director.

"Varun is a fabulous actor, and he has already proved his versatility in the films he has done so far. As for Kriti, I have seen Heropanti (2014), and she is quite confident as an actor. Plus, it's a fresh pair, so I'm looking forward to working with them," Rohit said, when quizzed about Varun and Kriti.

Kriti Sanon is currently busy with her second Telugu project titled "Dochay", which features her alongside Tollywood superstar Nagarjuna's Naga Chaitanya. She is expected to wrap the shooting of this movie before she joins the team of "Dilwale".