Ayushmann Khurrana is back to impress the audiences by challenging social taboos. For last few years, Ayushmann has been picking up diverse roles. His immediate next film is Stree Rog Vibhaag by Junglee Pictures. Before the lockdown happened, the leading lady of the film wasn't finalised. Makers were considering to rope in Alaya F or Bhumi Pednekar, with whom Ayushmann has collaborated a number of times. However, it seems that things didn't materialise with the two actresses as Mrunal Thakur has been roped in for the character.
According to a report published in pinkvilla.com, the makers have signed Super 30 actress Mrunal opposite Ayushmann in the rom-com.
"The makers were looking at someone to essay the female lead's part opposite Ayushmann. They wanted a girl who would look convincing carrying off a completely desi character. They were indeed in talks with Bhumi Pednekar and Alaya F, but we hear things didn't materialise with them. Now, they have roped in Mrunal Thakur for the role and she has also given her nod to the project," pinkvilla.com quoted a source as saying.
With Stree Rog Vibhaag, Ayushmann will again raise questions on social stigmas. The actor is playing the role of a gynaecologist whose life goes haywire after he gives shelter to a girl on the run.
Mrunal has starred in soap opera Kumkum Bhagya and then she ventured into Bollywood with multi-starrer film Love Sonia. Mrunal has several projects in the pipeline - Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofan, Shahid Kapoor's Jersey, Sidharth Malhotra starrer Thadam remake and Umesh Shukla's Aankh Micholi alongwith Abhimanyu Dassani.
Meanwhile, Ayushmann has also given nod to Anubhav Sinha's next film. The duo has earlier collaborated on Article 15.