From the last few weeks, it is being widely reported in media that Vijay Deverakonda's upcoming film Fighter is being made as a pan-Indian film. It was also reported that Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is very much impressed with the script and is planning to release it in the Hindi circuit. Directed by Puri Jagannath, the shoot of this film starts in January.
Ever since the film's announcement, both Puri and producer Charmy Kaur are trying to rope in a popular heroine from Bollywood as the female lead of Fighter. They approached Janhvi Kapoor and Kiara Advani, but neither of them couldn't accept the film due to scheduling issues. Now, we hear that Ananya Pandey is being considered for the role.
Ananya made her debut earlier this year with Student of the Year 2 and also acted in the recent hit Pati Patni Aur Woh. Both the films were box office hits and brought a wide fan base to Ananya. She is the next star in making, say the Bollywood pundits. Her inclusion in Fighter will give a lot of buzz to the film in the Bollywood circuit. We'll know once we all get an official announcement soon. Meanwhile, Vijay is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, World Famous Lover.