Duo has been approached to play leads in a KJo project
Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 3, 2017)

Director of 2 States, Abhishek Varman’s next, a period-drama set in the Partition era, has been in the works for two years now. Mirror has learnt that the film’s producer Karan Johar wasn’t happy with the script so Abhishek has been working on a fresh draft for the two-hero project. And while several names have been doing the rounds, for the story of two brothers, buzz is Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor are the latest entrants in the list.

Abhishek, when contacted, chose to not comment but a source close to the production informed, “He is fine-tuning the script at the moment and will be presenting the final draft to Karan in a week’s time. Casting is underway. Contrary to rumours, the film is not on the backburner now. Karan didn’t want to go ahead without the perfect script but things seem to be working out now. The film is expected to go on the floors in the coming months.”

Buzz is that the film, initially titled Kalank, has been rechristened Shiddat.