Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, 'Mr Lele' by Bhumi Pednekar is a comic thriller

Janhvi Kapoor, who concluded the second schedule of 'Dostana 2' last week, is preparing for his next project. The actress meets with Shashank Khaitan, who directed her debut movie 'Dhadak', for 'Mr Lele', who also presents Varun Dhawan & Bhumi Pednekar .

According to a source close to the development, the 22-year-old actress will play the protagonist alongside Varun & Bhumi. “The makers were keen to get Janhvi on board as she & Varun haven’t worked together before. The team had a narration for her last week & she instantly agreed. The film is currently in pre-production stage,” the source shared, adding that 'Mr Lele' is a comic-thriller in the commercial space.

The story revolves around the three protagonists, who are involved in a mysterious incident that leads to hilarity. “The dialogue draft for the film is currently in the works & it is expected to go on the floors in the first week of March,” the source shared, adding that Shashank is scheduled to go on a recce in the city later this month as the team will also be shooting at real locations.

This will be Janhvi's fourth movie with Karan Johar ’s banner after 'Dhadak' (2018) opposite Ishaan Khatter, 'Dostana 2' with Kartik Aaryan & Gunjan Saxena: 'The Kargil Girl'. Meanwhile, 'Mr Lele' also reunites Varun with his Dulhania series (' Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania & Badrinath Ki Dulhania') director Shashank. The new film is expected to go on the floors in March in Mumbai.

On Saturday, Janhvi wrapped up the Gunjan Saxena biopic, which is directed by debutant Sharan Sharma & co-stars Angad Bedi & Pankaj Tripathi . He also has 'RoohiAfza' along with Rajkummar Rao, the second film in Dinesh Vijan Horror comedy series after 'Stree' (2018).