Karan Johar has announced the release date for Dhadak, a remake of the Marathi hit, Sairat, which will mark the Bollywood debuts of Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of Sridevi, and Ishaan Khattar, half-brother of Shahid Kapoor. The film will release across India on July 20.
Karan, who produced the film through Dharma Productions, took to Twitter and Instagram to announce the news, which he accompanied with a new poster featuring the two leads.
Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan, tells the love story between an upper caste girl and lower caste boy. Sairat, which released in 2016, quickly went on to become one of the highest grossing Marathi films ever. It made an estimated Rs 1.22 billion (Rs 120 crores) in worldwide collection. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, it starred Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar.
While Janhvi will make her long-awaited debut in the movie, Dhadak is not Ishaan’s first film. He has worked with acclaimed Iranian director Majid Majidi in Beyond The Clouds.
The film was announced when Karan unveiled the poster of the movie on November 15.