Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan will be seen with debutant Banita Sandhu in Shoojit Sircar’s next directorial outing, “October.” (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Ever since the announcement of Shoojit Sircar’s next directorial outing, “October,” starring Varun Dhawan, many names were rumored to be a part of the venture as Dhawan’s leading lady in this romantic film. Sircar puts the speculations to rest by declaring his new find – Banita Sandhu. The director had launched Yami Gautam and Ayushmann Khuranna (in “Vicky Donor”) earlier.

Sandhu is from Wales and has done some advertising assignments including the very popular Wrigley’s Doublemint (“Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se”) television commercial directed by Sircar last year. (Watch below)

“When it comes to the genre of romance, it is always beautiful to see a fresh pairing. Something about seeing their chemistry blossoming through the reels of the film makes you feel a part of their journey from the very beginning. That was one of the main reasons why I chose Banita for the lead role opposite Varun,” said Sircar.

Toasting their previous successes (“Vicky Donor,” “Piku”), Sircar will be once again collaborating with writer Juhi Chaturvedi for this film. The film slated to release on June 1, 2018.

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