Ever since the news of Anek started doing the rounds, it generated copious interest amongst all quarters, including industry circles, the media and audience alike. For starters, it marks the reunion of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful pair of leading man Ayushmann Khurrana and Director Anubhav Sinha, with both currently being on a hot streak. And secondly, it’s not only being touted as the biggest film in both their career, with word doing the rounds of the scale and budget being substantial, but it’s also supposed to be a departure from form both star and creator, given that the film is being peddled as a sleek action thriller, high on stunts and visuals (though Anubhav Sinha did do Dus early on in his career).
Another thing that has caught the interest of many is the alleged secrecy around the leading lady opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Anek, with not even so much as a couple of rumored names doing the rounds. Well… unable to control our own curiosity and in the bargain, looking to satiate that of our readers, too, we decided to get in touch with a well-placed industry source to get some scoop on who may be seen as the heroine of Anek. Now, while said source did not disappoint, it wasn’t entirely the kind of scoop we were looking for, and finally sheds some light on why the identity of the film’s lead actress has been such a closely guarded secret.
Our source has exclusive informed BollywoodLife that the Anubhav Sinha, in all probability, is not going to have any leading lady. While that more or less clears up the cloak and dagger around this aspect of the movie, it no doubt will come as major disappointment to most of Ayushmann Khurrana’s fan, who’re used to seeing him create sizzling chemistry with every actress he’s hitherto been paired with, be it Yami Gauram in his debut film, Vicky Donor, Bhumi Pednekar in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Kriti Sanon in his turning point, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Bhumi and Yami again in Bala, Nushrratt Bharuccha in Dream Girl, or even with Tabu and Isha Talwar to an extent in AndhaDhun and Anubhav’s own Article 15.
That being said, given that this is Ayushmann Khurrana and Anubhav Sinha we’re talking about, we expect that we won’t miss the chemistry aspect much as long as they serve as a solid action thriller.