Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari recently announced her next film Panga starring actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead along with Neena Gupta and Jassi Gill. As per latest developments, actress Richa Chadha has been roped in to fill in for Patralekhaa who opted out few days ago.
Another addition to the cast is actor Pankaj Tripathi.
Panga is a sports drama based on the game of Kabaddi and new-age family that “laughs, cries, dreams together and remains by your side,” as tweeted by trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
While not much has been revealed about the characters of the film, the teaser indicates a story about the bond and challenges a family faces together.
Talking about the transition from Punjabi to Hindi films, Gill said “I just want to do my best. I don’t want people to rethink casting me… I got both the films through proper screen tests. It helps a newcomer gain faith in the industry.”
This will be the Punjabi actor-singer’s second Hindi film; he has already begun prep work with the Ashwiny’s team.
As for the leading ladies, Ranaut is finishing patchwork for Manikarnika and Neena Gupta is promoting Badhaai Ho with Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra. Meanwhile, Richa Chadha’s latest film Love Sonia released last week.
Panga is expected to release in 2019.