Athiya Shetty, who made her acting debut with Salman Khan Films’ Hero (2015) opposite debutant Sooraj Pancholi, has been roped in to play the female lead in the upcoming comic-caper Motichoor Chaknachoor.

Besides Athiya, the film also stars versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The duo plays a married couple in the movie. As per reports, Motichoor Chaknachoor will take the audience through situational comedy arising out of raillery between respective families of the bride and groom.

The film will be bankrolled by Rajesh Bhatia. Spilling some beans on the project, Bhatia reveals, “The film will mark the directorial debut of Debamitra Hassan, who has worked extensively in the television industry. My team and I were very impressed with this humorous story of an unlikely couple. There is a lot of situational comedy that plays out between the bride and the groom’s families and Nawaz playing the hero makes it all the more exciting.”

Motichoor Chaknachoor is slated to begin production on 23rd September in Lucknow.