Student of the year famed actor Sidharth Malhotra has recently been roped in for an edgy role in Ekta Kapoor’s next production.

According to a leading tabloid, Ekta Kapoor has come across an interesting script and she immediately contacted Sidharth Malhotra to star in it.

Talking about the project, a source said to the tabloid, “It’s a small town love story with edgy characters. As soon as Ekta heard it she immediately reached out to Sidharth. She believes it’s a great role and a perfect film for them to come together. The film is expected to roll in a couple of months. The makers will begin the reccee soon and zero in on a leading lady.”

The source further said, “The duo hopes to recreate the magic with their reunion.”

Sidharth Malhotra has earlier worked in Ekta Kapoor’s production, Ek Tha Villain in 2014, which turned out to be a good addition in his career.

Apart from it, the actor is all set to start the shoot of an upcoming action thriller, Kargil: Sher Shah – a biopic based on a life of the late Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra. Speaking about his role in the film, Sidharth said that it needed thorough research to work in such a great project.

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“A biopic needs to mean something. As an actor, I need to feel the connect. A biopic is not a fictitious story. It is based on a real person and I think one needs to handle that with a lot of sensitivity. The character that I’ll be playing next is very sensitive and his story is also quite touching. When I was approached for the film, and they spoke to me about the character, I felt it means a lot to me and I have so much respect for him.”

The actor has also been in talk with Anees Bazmee for his upcoming romantic comedy.