Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, the hit pair of Dum Laga Ke Haisha were supposed to do a film Bhoole Se Naam Na Lo Pyaar Ka. But that film has reportedly been put on hold. Now, the hit pair has been roped in by Aanand L Rai for his next film.

The Tanu Weds Manu Returns director has finalised the pair for a film that he is producing. The film will be directed by Sameer Sharma, who had helmed Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurrana earlier. Sources say that the film set in Punjab will present Bhumi in a completely different avatar than what she appeared in her debut film.

“Bhumi had to put on a lot of weight for her character in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, but here she will be seen as she is. As for Ayushmann, he has proved himself to be a versatile actor — from Vicky Donor to DLKH, he has done different roles. The main reason the makers cast her and Ayushmann together was they needed good actors and felt both were outstanding in their last film.” The film goes on floors early next year.