Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday's Khaali Peeli has an addition in its cast

A few days back Ali Abbas Zafar announced his first home production, titled Khaali Peeli, starring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday in the lead roles. Today, the makers announced the villain of the masala entertainer.

The actor, who shot to fame post Raazi, Jaideep Ahlawat (he played Alia Bhatt’s coach Khalid Mir), has been roped in to play the quintessential Indian villain. Talking about bringing Jaideep on board as the villain, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “It’s a performance-driven film and we decided to handpick Jaideep because he is an incredible actor. He perfectly fits the strong negative character in the film who is a typical Indian  villain.

Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday's Khaali Peeli has an addition in its cast

He plays an important and significant part of the film, we look forward to working with him.”The FTII graduate, Jaideep Ahlawat is known for his strong performances in films including Raazi, Gangs of Wasseypur, Raees among others, making a distinct mark for himself. Actor Jaideep Ahlawat shared, “It’s always challenging to play a typical Hindi film villain- something different from what I have been doing, I hope I do justice to the written part and I am looking forward to work with this young talent”When asked how this choice was made, co-producer Ali Abbas Zafar shared, “It’s a performance-driven film and we decided to handpick Jaideep because he is an incredible actor. He perfectly fits the strong negative character in the film who is a typical Indian traditional villain. He plays an important and significant part of the film, we look forward to working with him!”

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