The makers of the upcoming film Mr. Lele have unveiled the first look of the film and have announced the release date today. The film, which will be directed by Shashank Khaitan, will be released on 1 January next year. While the first poster features Varun Dhawan, there is no official announcement about the female co-actors yet. It was earlier reported that Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor would be the leading ladies. Janhvi was roped in after Kiara Advani left the project due to date issues.
It marks the third collaboration of Varun and Shashank. The latter has previously directed Varun in two commercially successful films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and its sequel Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
The first poster of the film features Varun in what looks like a white underwear. The actor can be seen with his hands up while a gun is hanging on his thumb. The makers shared the poster of the official page of Dharma Productions which is backing the film. The announcement read, “The dream team is back and they are bound to bring in 2021 with another round of an epic entertainer! Presenting Varun Dhawan in and as Mr. Lele, releasing 1st Jan, 2021! There are more members to this family coming soon!”
Varun also shared the poster on his Instagram page and wrote, “Maaza Lele! Mr. Lele aa raha hai aag lagaane with non-stop entertainment! Cyu in cinemas on 1st Jan 2021!”
Karan Johar, who is producing the film wrote, “Just when you thought that the news couldn’t get any better, it got more entertaining! Mr. Lele aka Varun Dhawan along with Shashank Khaitan are going to start 2021 with a bang! Releasing 1st Jan, 2021.”
Karan also shared a picture of Varun and Shashank a day ago and wrote, “They have been a crazy team! Their dulhania franchise has met with abundant love! But their craziness hasn’t been explored! Well not till now !!! Tomorrow morning will see the announcement of a film where the winning combination of Shashank Khaitan and Varun Dhawan!! Two close friends will come together for a maha entertainer with a dash of crazy! Get ready! And watch this space from the house and family of Dharma movies.”