John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari are grandparents! Yes, you read this correctly, but they haven’t become one in real life. Both the actors are set to play the role of Arjun Kapoor’s Grandparents in Kaashvie Nair’s untitled next.
The film starring Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead recently resumed its shoot back after the pandemic stopped it in March.
As they are playing Arjun’s grandparents, John and Aditi’s love story is set with 1947’s India as the backdrop. Further, Aditi is playing the younger version of Neena Gupta’s character in the film.
First, the two actors will shoot for a week in an indoor schedule for the film, then in October, they’ll shoot again for a short schedule outside.
Actor, John Abraham who is also the co-producer of the film talked about the necessary precautions they’ve taken. Talking about it he said :
“The team has taken extreme care, following all the SOPs issued by the ministries and concerned authorities. As a producer, it’s important for me to look out for our cast and crew.”
The wonderful Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays John’s love interest in the film, shared her role in the film, saying,
“John and I play a couple in 1946–47 whose love story remains unfinished and unrequited till Arjun’s character feels the need to bring it to closure. Films like these are rarely made today, so I was quick to come on board.”
Aditi even shared their first look from the film on Instagram. She shared the following post :
Director, Nikhil Advani also a producer of the film, in a statement, further said :
“The idea is to realize true love through the story of a woman who’s been yearning for closure for 70 years. There is a parallel between Arjun and Rakul’s characters in the present day and the forced break-up between John and Aditi’s characters in 1947 following the Partition.”
The film will come out next year and apart from John and Nikhil, Bhushan Kumar is also producing it.