So far, Dhadak makers have made sure to put a smile on our face by revealing chirpy romance between newcomer Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar’s characters.
We know that the film is a remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat and deals with the concept of honour killing. However, now we have been given a clue about their characters too. Janhvi will be playing Pari while Ishaan would be playing Madhuk. In the new still released by the makers, we feel the intensity of the film for the first time. Janhvi and Ishaan look heartbroken in this still. While they have their names etched on a big rock, there’s a revolver right next to them.
The still was shared by Karan Johar. He wrote, “Janhvi and Ishaan in #Dhadak …shoot progressing rapidly! Directed by @ShashankKhaitan releasing 6th July ,2018!”
Karan Johar has acquired the remake rights of Nagraj Manjule-directed Sairat, which created history in the Marathi cinema by entering the elite Rs 100-crore club and became a phenomenon as it ran in cinema houses for over 100 days, especially in Maharashtra.
Talking about the project, Shashank in an interview to indianexpress.com said, “The basic premise is of differences in caste, honour killing and what it means to survive in that world and I feel that is the conflict that is alive all across India, you will hear stories like that. So in that sense, the basic premise (of Dhadak and Sairat) is same. But there are variations.”
While Janhvi Kapoor makes debut with this Shashank Khaitaan films, Ishaan has already grabbed eyeballs for his talent with with noted Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s movie Beyond The Clouds.
The film, to be co-produced by Zee Studios and Dharma Productions, is set for July 6, 2018, release.