Producer Karan Johar’s trust in director Shashank Khaitan, who jeopardized the careers of lead stars Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar by making ‘Dhadak’ the most talked about flop in the history of Karan Johar’s film company Dharma Productions, hasn’t diminished. Shashank, who has completed the shooting of Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani starrer film ‘Govinda Naam Mera’, has now got the responsibility of shining South’s superstar Rashmika Mandanna. The challenge is that in this new film of Rashmika, Johar has finalized the name of Tiger Shroff as the hero, whose previous film ‘Heropanti 2’ has been included in the biggest flop of the year.
Shashank Khaitan, who directed the super flop film ‘Dhadak’ in the year 2018, has been doing various other works in Dharma Productions for the last four years. He was the producer of the films ‘Good News’ and ‘Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship’. Apart from this, he has also written the story of Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi’s film ‘Dil Bechara’. His return to direction has been with the filmavali ‘Azeem Dastans’ which released on Netflix last year. The shooting of the film ‘Govinda Naam Mera’ directed by him has been completed. Kiara Advani, who is swinging in the success of the film ‘Bhool Bhulaiya 2’, is yet to finalize the release date of this film, made with Vicky Kaushal.
Karan Johar has also entrusted the production of Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Yodha’ to Shashank Khaitan, who is back in the limelight after ‘Sher Shah’. Rashi Khanna and Disha Patani are heroines with Siddharth in this film. Shashank has now got a big film as a director. According to the information, actress Rashmika Mandanna, who won the hearts of Hindi-speaking audience by playing Srivalli in the film ‘Pushpa Part One’, will work with Tiger Shroff in this film. Rashmika has two more films before this. In the film ‘Mission Majnu’ she is the heroine of Sidharth Malhotra of Karan Johar camp, while in the film ‘Animal’ she is doing opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Karan Johar has also joined as a co-producer for Allu Arjun’s next film, Rashmika’s hero in the film ‘Pushpa Part One’.
To pair Rashmika Mandanna with Tiger Shroff is in a way an attempt to save Tiger’s career. Tiger, who has wrapped up the shooting of producer Vashu Bhagnani’s film ‘Ganpat Part 1’, will soon start shooting for Vashu’s next film ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ with Akshay Kumar. Meanwhile, Akshay has started shooting for another film of Vashu in London.