Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt start ‘Kapoor & Sons’ shooting

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra who are rumoured to be romantically involved will appear together in director Shakun Batra’s upcoming film ‘Kapoor and Sons’, the shooting for which began on May 10. The film is a modern family drama and also stars Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor.

The film is being produced by Karan Johar who has also produced the director’s debut venture ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’. Shakun had wanted to work with Alia ever since they did the hit internet film 'Alia Genius of The Year'.

Karan has also directed and produced Alia’s and Sidharth’s debut film ‘Student of The Year'. The duo has also starred in the filmmaker’s different productions – ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, in which Alia was cast opposite Varun Dhawan, and ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ starring Sidharth and Parineeti Chopra. Rishi Kapoor had also worked with KJo in the 2012 film ‘Agneepath'.  

For Fawad, this would be his second Bollywood venture after his successful debut last year in the film ‘Khoobsurat’ opposite Sonam Kapoor.

The film will feature Rishi Kapoor as grandfather of the male leads who play siblings. A love triangle is also expected in the film.

Karan expressed his good wishes to the cast and crew of ‘Kapoor and Sons’ on the first day of its shoot. “@shakunbatra 's #kapoorandsons kickstarts today!! All the best to the cast and crew!! @S1dharthM @_fawadakhan_ @aliaa08 @chintskap,” he posted on Twitter. Alia and Sidharth also tweeted their excitement over the new project and asked their fans to wish them luck.