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Who will be Imtiaz Ali's Elvis of Punjab -- Kartik Aaryan or Ayushmann Khurrana?

Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan are in the running to play Punjabi folk singer Amar Singh Chamkila.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 29, 2019 15:06 IST
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Imtiaz Ali is considering the names of Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana for his next project

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who is currently busy with the post-production of Aaj Kal, starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, has already readied the script for his next project. The director is reportedly working on a film based on the life of Punjabi folk singer Amar Singh Chamkila -- who was also known as the Elvis of Punjab. 

Chamlika rose to fame because of his songs addressing social issues -- extra-marital relationships, drug abuse and the patriarchal mindset of the Punjabi men.

According to reports in Mid Day, Imtiaz has already acquired the rights to recreate his story onscreen. 

Makers are reportedly considering either Ayushmann Khurrana or Kartik Aaryan for the lead role. However, it’s a difficult choice to make and the makers are looking at all the aspects before they finalise a name.

Kartik had earlier said it was surreal working with Ali.

"Working with Imtiaz sir has changed my acting process and personal mindset," he said. He also revealed that he broke down while filming the last sequence of Aaj Kal.

Imtiaz Ali’s last release Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to make an impact at the Box Office. The film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma received a mixed response from the critics and audiences.

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