Janhvi Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao


After making her acting debut with Dhadak (2018), Janhvi Kapoor signed two new films – period drama Takht and a biopic on IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena titled Kargil Girl. All aforementioned films are backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

However, now it seems that the actress is ready to work with other production houses as well. According to reports, Janhvi has just signed producer Dinesh Vijan’s next film Rooh-Afza, which was announced in February.

The film stars super talented Rajkummar Rao as the male lead. Janhvi will play his love interest in the horror comedy. Besides them, Varun Sharma will also be seen in an important role in the flick.

Confirming the news, producer Dinesh Vijan said, “For Rooh-Afza we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun (Sharma) are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own. For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease and Janhvi stood out, she really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that!”

Set to mount the shooting floor in May, Rooh-Afza is scheduled to enter theatres on 20th March, 2020.