The former TV actress and now Bollywood actor Mouni Roy is on a roll. After bagging important roles in Akshay Kumar’s Gold and Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra, the Naagin actress is all set to romance Rajkummar Rao. She will be playing the role of female lead in Dinesh Vijan’s quirky comedy Made in China. The film will go on floors in September and the shooting will take place in Mumbai, Gujarat and China.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Rajkummar Rao will be playing a Gujarati businessman in the film while Mouni will be playing a Mumbai girl who moves to Gujarat after marrying Rao.
“She’s a simple housewife, living in a lower middle-class locality, feisty and crazy about Raj. She’s by his side through his struggle and pushes him to go to China when the opportunity calls. Raj, who wants to give her the best, crosses the Great Wall hoping to become a successful entrepreneur. It’s the couple’s fascinating journey,” a source told Mumbai Mirorr.
The film is directed by Gujarati director Mikhil Musale. It marks the second collaboration of Rajkummar Rao with Dinesh Vijan after Stree. The filmmaker is pretty excited to have Mouni on board.
“We wanted someone who’d connect with the heartland and Mouni, a typical Indian beauty, has a huge fan following. She has a strong personality but gentle eyes and is a good dancer which is essential for the role as her character has a passion for classical Indian dance having learnt it. She has started working on her Gujarati dialect. Raj will start prep soon and the chameleon he is, I’m sure he’ll quickly get into character,” Dinesh was quote telling the leading daily.