A year ago, reports of Excel Entertainment bankrolling a film starring Ishaan Khatter, Katrina Kaif, and Siddhant Chaturvedi were making the rounds. The trio was to appear in a horror-comedy flick titled PhoneBhoot. Farhan Akhtar shared a photo from the film’s first look photoshoot and confirmed the rumors! The photo shows the three actors all dressed up in black suits. The first look photo has a comic vibe to it!
Farhan Akthar and Ritesh Sidhwani are bankrolling the film under Excel Entertainment. Gurmmeet Singh will direct the film. Sources say the shooting will begin later this year. The film will have a 2021 release!
"The one stop shop for all bhoot related problems, #PhoneBhoot ringing in your nearest cinema in 2021 @katrinakaif @ishaankhatter @siddhantchaturvedi @gurmmeetsingh @ravi.shankaran @jasvinderbath @ritesh_sid @excelmovies," wrote Farhan while sharing the promo photo!
Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi commented on the post. Both the actors dropped in an emoji - !
PhoneBhoot is the first time the actors are sharing the screen. Katrina Kaif has previously starred in two films bankrolled by Excel Entertainment. They were Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Baar Baar Dekho. Siddhant too has previously worked with the production house on Insider Edge and Gully Boy.
Meanwhile, Katrina Kaif is gearing up to appear in the film Sooryavanshi. The Rohit Shetty film also features Akshay Kumar. She will also star in a dance flick opposite Varun Dhawan. Siddhant Chaturvedi is looking forward to appearing in Bunty Aur Babli 2. He will also feature in Shakun Batra's next film alongside Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday. Ishaan is also working on a film with Ananya Panday titled Khaali Peeli.