"I am thrilled to re-unite with Tiger after about seven years"
Kriti Sanon has been roped in for the action thriller Ganapath, marking her onscreen reunion with Tiger Shroff.
The pair were last seen together in the 2014 film Heropanti, which was their Hindi film debuts.
The film will be directed and co-produced by Vikas Bahl and on February 10, 2021, Kriti announced the news and shared the first look at her character.
She wrote: “Meet Jassi! Super duper excited for this one!
“Teaming up once again with my very special Tiger Shroff. Can’t wait for the shoot to begin. Let’s kill it.”
On February 9, 2021, the filmmakers had teased the female lead, asking fans to guess who she is.
On the film, Kriti said: “I am thrilled to reunite with Tiger after about seven years and also to be directed by Vikas in a space that is so new to me.
“I have been wanting to explore the genre of action since a while now and I am super excited to do so on such a massive scale with Pooja Entertainment.
“Jackky is a very passionate producer and I am glad to be starting my journey with them with such a cool character.”
Vikas added: “Kriti not only has a riveting screen presence but she also has the persona of a superstar.
“She is truly ‘The Right One’ to star opposite Tiger as I am confident she will make a perfect action heroine.
“I am extremely excited and looking forward to working with the two wonderful artists.”
In 2020, Tiger Shroff had announced that he would be working with Vikas as well as the producers Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani for Ganapath.
On social media, he wrote:
“This one is special for me, and especially for you guys! Presenting Ganapath – get ready for more action, thrill and entertainment.”
The film is set to release in 2022 and teasers suggest that it will stream on Netflix, however, nothing has been confirmed.
Tiger Shroff last starred in Baaghi 3, opposite Shraddha Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon was last seen in the 2019 period drama Panipat, which was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. She played Parvati Bai, the wife of Sadashiv Rao Bhau.
Kriti also starred in Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Luka Chuppi.
In addition to Ganapath, Kriti will next be seen in Mimi and Bachchan Pandey, alongside Akshay Kumar.