After the stupendous success of Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), one of the most successful onscreen pairs of Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar is returning with their third film together.

Yes, both the actors have given their nod to star in producer Dinesh Vijan’s upcoming production venture Bala. The comic-caper stars Khurrana as a man who is losing his hair prematurely and Bhumi as a small-town dusky girl dealing with a society obsessed with fair skin.

The film, which is expected to hit the shooting floor early in 2019, will be directed by filmmaker Amar Kaushik who shot to fame after helming one of the most commercially successful films of 2018, Stree.

When producer Dinesh Vijan was contacted, he confirmed the news. “Through their journey, the film impresses on the fact that most of us are usually attracted to outward beauty and don’t go beyond that to understand the real person. That’s one of the reasons so many relationships are falling apart today,” said Vijan.

“It’s a hilarious story but at the same time, it makes you think. The two characters are very interesting and easy to relate to, so is their milieu,” added the filmmaker.

Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana is presently shooting for his next film Dreamgirl. Bhumi, on the other hand, is looking forward to the release of Abhishek Chaubey’s dacoit-drama Sonchiriya.