Varun Dhawan is set to star in Karan Johar’s Rannbhoomi. The actor is teaming up with Karan Johar and Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’s director Shashank Khaitan for the third time.

Rannbhoomi will be Karan’s third collaboration with Varun and Shashank. The trio share a great equation and their relationship now goes beyond just that of a mentor-protégée. Varun and Shashank get along really well, and although Shashank is currently busy shooting for Dhadak, he has been talking about the new film with Varun. In fact, he wrote the script of the new film with the actor in mind, as he was sure he would only work with him. Varun, too agreed almost immediately after he heard the script, as he was absolutely impressed with it. But this time, the genre moves from romance to action-drama. It’s not just an epic tale; it indulges in emotions and opulence equally, as it is at heart a love story. In essence, it is a revenge drama,” a source said to a leading Indian daily.

Confirming the news, Varun said to a leading Indian daily, “Shashank is not only a close friend, he’s also a film-maker whom I have tremendous respect for. Our association has always been successful and magical, and we decided to take our alliance further and create a mammoth spectacle. Dharma is home for the both of us, and what better team than this to collaborate on a Diwali celebration? Rannbhoomi is an ambitious film with a beating heart.”

The film is scheduled to release on Diwali 2020.