Varun Dhawan is all set to do his first costume drama. And who better than his mentor Karan Johar to produce what promises to be the most lavish Hindi period-film to be ever made? The film titled Ranbhoomi will be directed by Karan Johar protégé and Varun’s buddy Shashank Khaitan who was also the man behind two of Varun’s biggest hits Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya and Badrinath ki Dulhaniya.
Speaking on the project Varun says, “Ranbhoomi will be my first costume drama. So I am very excited about it. It’s actually a first for all of us. Shashank hasn’t done a costume. Our two films together Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya were very far removed from the world of horses, swords and warriors in Ranbhoomi. And Karan Johar hasn’t produced a costume drama in his entire career as a producer.”
Interestingly Karan Johar was supposed do his maiden costume drama Shuddhi , first with Hrithik Roshan in the lead and then with Salman Khan playing the same role. However both the actors opted out and the project fell through.