Janhvi and Ishaan debut announced in Dhadak by Karan Johar

Dharma Productions will extend its family with two debutants: Jhanvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar. They will star in new romantic flick Dhadak.

Dhadak - poster with Janhvi and Ishaan

"Today, we are about to extend our family. We're about to present two, new actors."

In an exciting announcement, Karan Johar not only unveiled his latest film project, Dhadak, but he also announced two new members joining his Dharma Productions family.

On 15th November 2017 on social media, the director revealed Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar will make their Bollywood debut in the film. A romantic flick, of which its name means ‘heartbeat’.

Both Janhvi and Ishaan will star in the lead roles in Dhadak with a scheduled release date of 6th July 2018. Reports claim that the film is a remake of the Marathi hit, Sairat (2016).

A few hours prior, Karan Johar built up the anticipation with a short video. Shared on Twitter, he explained that two new figures would join Dharma Productions and make their debut in Bollywood cinema.

He said: “Today, we are about to extend our family. We’re about to present two, new actors.”

He remained tight-lipped on their identities and explained the announcement would arrive at 5pm IST (11.30am GMT). But Karan did give one subtle clue in reference to the film’s title by saying: “My heart beats faster.”

With this exciting video, the buzz grew amongst Bollywood fans. Indeed, rumours of Janhvi and Ishaan making their debuts have grown over recent months. Reports speculated they would feature in a remake of Sairat.

However, with the official announcement from Karan himself, it appears the rumours had truth to it. Around 5pm, the filmmaker shared an array of film posters and announced the two actors’ debuts. Captioning the tweets as: “PRESENTING…JANHVI and ISHAAN.”

With Janhvi and Ishaan joined in a warm embrace, Dhadak certainly looks set to become a speculator, romantic movie for 2018. Following on from the footsteps of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, they will surely expect flourishing careers in Hindi cinema.

Indeed, they’ve even earned loyal fanbases prior to their upcoming debuts. In particular, Janhvi Kapoor entered into Indian radars with her gorgeous looks. She even appeared as one of a top pick in many of our weekend fashion.

While Janhvi will soon become known for acting, she’s already proven herself as a stunning fashionista.

Janhvi Kapoor - Dhadak

Janhvi is the daughter of the famous Bollywood actress Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor, who is the brother of legendary Anil Kapoor. Hailing from one of the most famous acting families in Bollywood, many will eagerly await to see her appear on the big screen.

Ishaan Khattar - Dhadak

Meanwhile, Ishaan is the younger, half-brother of Shahid Kapoor. With his elder sibling achieving great success with flicks such as Udta Punjab (2016) and Jab We Met (2007), we look likely to expect another phenomenal actor from this family.

Ishaan is also the son of actor Rajesh Khattar and dancer-actress Neelima Azeem.

Janhvi and Ishaan with their family - Dhadak debut

With their debuts finally announced, fans will keep a close eye on those two until Dhadak‘s release. Already, they face rumours of a possible romance.

The plot of the flick reportedly will involve rebellious teenagers who fall in love. Allegedly tackling issues such as honour killings, the movie looks set to be a hard-gripping, romantic flick.

It seems then the countdown to Dhadak is on! But fans will have to wait some time to see them both up close on 6th July 2018.

Sarah is an English and Creative Writing graduate who loves video games, books and looking after her mischievous cat Prince. Her motto follows House Lannister's "Hear Me Roar".

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