Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon (Manav Manglani photo)

MUMBAI — Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who made her directorial debut earlier this year with the Swara Bhaskar-starrer “Nil Battey Sannata,” recently announced on Twitter the leading stars in her upcoming film “Bareilly Ki Barfi”: Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon.

“Excited, nervous 2 direct lovely @kritisanon @ayushmannk @RajkummarRao in a different story close to my #bareillykibarfi!” Tiwari, who is currently making “Manmarziyan” with Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, tweeted.

Sanon, 26, re-tweeted her post and wrote, “Super excited to start this journey with you!”

The film is reportedly a romantic-comedy set in Uttar Pradesh.

This is the first time that the three young stars will be working together.

Rao, 31, expressed his excitement about the project and tweeted, “Here we go. #BareillykiBarfi. Exciting times ahead with @Ashwinyiyer @kritisanon @ayushmannk @JungleePictures #BRfilms looking forward.”

The movie is being produced by Junglee Pictures.

India-West correspondent from Mumbai R.M. Vijayakar adds: The buzz is that Sanon will be the ‘barfi!’

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