Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana
Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann KhurranaVarinder Chawla

Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana will appear for the first time on-screen in Yash Raj Films and Maneesh Sharma's joint production "Meri Pyaari Bindu." However, the actress reportedly didn't want to share screen space with Ayushmann at the beginning.

Apparently, film's writer Suprotim Sengupta wrote the script for his friend Soumik Sen, who was supposed to direct the film initially, and Sujoy Ghosh was going to produce it. When Suprotim and Soumik approached Parineeti, she expressed her interest in the project. But, as soon as she learnt that Ayushmann was going to be the lead actor, she refused to work with him, reported.

The writer and the director finalised Ayushmann after a long search as Arjun Kapoor and other actors had turned down the offer. Thus, to make things work, Suprotim sold his piece to Yash Raj Films and as Parineeti is a Yash Raj talent she couldn't reject the offer.

The report further suggests that Soumik and Sujoy felt betrayed when they learnt that their project would now be handled by the Yash Raj banner.

Read more: Here's why Arjun Kapoor rejected Parineeti Chopra's 'Meri Pyaari Bindu'

At present, the film is being directed by debutant Akshay Roy and also, Parineeti makes her singing debut with this flick. Fans are eagerly waiting to see Parineeti as a Tamil woman and Ayushmann as a Bengali man in "Meri Pyaari Bindu."

The romantic drama, which was earlier titled "Side B," is a story set in the 90s. It is about two neighbours who fall in love with each other over their common interest for Hindi film songs. Though Ayushmann has done "Dum Laga Ke Haisha," another film set in the era of old songs, it will be interesting to see the actor as a Bengali singer.

YRF announced the film, "Meri Pyaari Bindu," by sharing a video on Twitter, in which Parineeti revealed details of the upcoming movie. The video showed Parineeti singing a slow melodious track, "Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nehi," in her own voice.