- Varun Dhawan is awaiting the release of Kalank
- Rooh-Afza also stars Janhvi Kapoor
- Rooh-Afza is directed by Mrighdeep Lamba
Varun Dhawan, who is awaiting the release of Kalank later this month, denied reports of replacing Rajkummar Rao in the sequel to 2018 film Stree, reports news agency PTI. When asked if he would be a part of Stree 2, the actor told reporters, "No, it's false." Rajkummar Rao starred opposite Shraddha Kapoor in the horror comedy, which was a sleeper-hit last year. As of now, Rajkummar is reuniting with Dinesh Vijan (producer of Stree) for another horror comedy titled Rooh-Afza. The film, which also stars Janhvi Kapoor, is directed by Hardik Mehta (who has worked on films such as Lootera, Queen and Trapped) while Stree was made by Amar Kaushik.
Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan has quite a few projects in his kitty. His next film is Abhishek Varman-directed Kalank, which also stars Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. Kalank releases on April 17, a week before Hollywood film Avengers: Endgame.
Speaking about the timing of the two film releases, Varun Dhawan said: "Our film is coming out nine days before (Avengers), even internationally we are getting a big release. Nine days is a lot for Kalank to be seen and liked by people. These days, if people like a film, it works. So, if they like Kalank, it will continue to run. There is enough screen space for both these films to run."
Varun Dhawan is currently filming Street Dancer, Remo D'Souza's dance film. Street Dancer, which is touted to India's biggest dance film, also features Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi.
(With inputs from PTI)