Irrfan and Aditi Rao Hydari to star in romantic film

The two were last seen in Yeh Saali Zindagi but were not paired opposite each other

After giving a thrilling performance in Paan Singh Tomar, actor Irrfan is set to romance Aditi Rao Hydari in a new romantic comedy directed by Shivam Nair. The film, produced by Anjum Rizvi, is set in Lucknow. It will have an earthy rustic language with the flavour of the city in it. Nair agrees that the pairing is unusual, but will be the highlight of the film. “We were looking for a young girl to play a street smart girl. Aditi suits the character perfectly. The pair would be one of the highlights of the film,” he said.

“Irrfan plays a member of Saraswati brass band that performs at weddings in Lucknow and he keeps on checking out and wooing girls at the wedding. People will see him in a light role after a long gap. I always had Irrfan in mind even while writing the script,” he added. Aditi and Irrfan were seen together in Yeh Saali Zindagi, but they were not paired opposite each other in the film.

Their new film is yet to get a title and will go on the floors soon. Aditi was last seen in Anu Menon’s London Paris New York with Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar.