A couple of days ago, we had reported that renowned filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who last helmed critically acclaimed Mulk (2018), had wrapped up his satirical comic-caper Abhi Toh Party Shuru Huyi Hai and began work on his next project.

The latest we hear that the director has signed on the much-in-demand actor Ayushmann Khurrana to play the male lead in it. The project is currently at the pre-production stage and will hit the shooting floor in mid-2019.

Talking about the forthcoming project, a source close to the development reveals that the film is set in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and features Ayushmann Khurrana in the role of a cop for the very first time.

“A chunk of the film will be shot in Kanpur. Like other Ayushmann-starrers, this one too is high on content and on a socially-relevant topic. It is based on a true incident and Ayushmann will play a cop for the first time,” informs the source.

If reports are to be believed, the film has been titled Kanpur Dehaat. The makers are planning to wrap it up as soon as possible so as to release it in the last quarter of the year.

Besides this film, Ayushmann has two more interesting projects in his hand – Dream Girl and Bala.