- The final cast will be announced soon
- Varun's Badrinath Ki Dulhania was also directed by Shashank Khaitan
- Rannbhoomi is scheduled for a Diwali 2020 release
"Rannbhoomi is Shashank's colossal and ambitious imagination to attempt a hat-trick with Varun and Dharma. Shashank and Varun make an epic blend of creative and commercial extravaganza and that is exactly what Dharma Productions' vision for the coming few projects is. Very excited to bring them together again for this Diwali 2020 epic tale," Karan Johar said in a statement.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) was a sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Both the films were directed by Shashank Khaitan and starred Varun opposite Alia Bhatt.
Read what Varun Dhawan and Shashank Khaitan posted.
Shashank Khaitan revealed that he started working on Rannbhoomi's story in 2015.
#Rannbhoomi ... A story I started working on in December 2015... thank you for giving this dream wings @karanjohar ... Excited to collaborate with my friend and my star @Varun_dvn ... @apoorvamehta18@DharmaMoviespic.twitter.com/9ojfwKfQ63— Shashank khaitan (@ShashankKhaitan) February 19, 2018
Varun Dhawan has two major releases lined-up for this year - YRF's Sui Dhaaga and Shoojit Sircar's October. In Sui Dhaaga, he stars opposite Anushka Sharma. October casts him opposite Banita Sandhu, who is making her Bollywood debut.