Varun Dhawan finally revealed his October girl. It is debutante Banita Sandhu and we can’t help but wonder how this newbie came onboard. While the actor had been busy promoting his upcoming film, Judwaa 2, he had also started shooting for his next film, October, which is directed by Shoojit Sircar. Varun took to his social media handles to announce who the leading lady of his film was.
After launching Minissha Lamba, Ayushmann Khuranna and Yami Gautam in the past, the master storyteller Shoojit is once again all set to introduce a new face, Banita Sandhu, opposite Varun Dhawan in his next directorial outing-October.
Banita is an NRI model from Wales, UK, who has been acting in commercials and more since she was 12. She is also well known for the Vodafone TVC, and has previously worked with Shoojit on a commercial too.
Dressed in complete black, Varun and Banita seem to be complimenting each other well in the picture. Sharing the photo on Instagram, Varun wrote, “#October. Here’s the October girl @shoojitsircar #ronnielahari #juhichatruvedi. Thank you for picture @avigowariker.” Varun also shared a blurry image of the actor earlier with the caption, ” “She is the #October girl I was looking for. @ShoojitSircar @ronnielahiri,”wrote Varun Dhawan on Twitter.”
See first look of Varun Dhawan’s leading lady Banita Sandhu in October:
While October is the first collaboration between Varun and Shoojit Sircar, we are more than excited to see the chemistry between Varun and Banita now. Shoojit said, “When it comes to the genre of romance, it is always beautiful to see a fresh pairing. Something about seeing their chemistry blossom through the reels of the film, makes you feel a part of their journey from the very beginning. For October, that was one of the main reasons why I chose Banita for the lead role opposite Varun.”
Talking about October, producer Ronnie Lahiri added, “At Rising Sun Films, our endeavour has always been to create stories that are simple, connect with the audience and stay with them. October will hopefully be one more step in that direction.”
With Varun and Banita, Shoojit will be once again collaborating with Juhi Chaturvedi, making it all the more exciting. With a repertoire of films like Yahaan, Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Piku and Pink that have explored different genres and have won accolades including National Awards, Rising Sun Films’ new venture, October, will be a story about love and promises making it yet another intriguing watch.
October is slated to release on June 1, 2018.