Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan will make his OTT debut with Citadel India created by the Russo Brothers. Family man Raj and DK will direct the upcoming series. Meanwhile, Samantha will play the female lead. Now actor Saqib Salim has also joined the project.
Saqib Saleem joins the cast of Varun Dhawan in the lead role Citadel India; report
Yes! You read that right! According to a Pinkvilla report, Saqib Saleem has joined the cast of Citadel and has also started preparations for it. Citing a source, the report said: “Saqib recently came on board and is playing a very important role in the show. He has also started preparing for his part.”
The source continued, “Raj and DK are expected to start filming from the second half of November.” The filmmakers are in the process of completing these locations while also signing actors for other pivotal roles in Citadel.”
Well, this isn’t the first time Saqib and Varun have worked together. They previously worked together on the action film dishom. While Dhawan had played a police officer, Saleem was considered a cricketer.
While there has been constant talk of a remake of the American original starring Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden, it is said that the upcoming project will wrap up the history of spies in India. Pinkvilla previously reported that it will be set in two timelines in the 1990s – early and late 90s.
On the professional front, Varun was last seen Jugjugg Jeeyo. The film also starred Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Kiara Advani. He will next be seen in Kriti Sanon Bhediya.
Also read: Samantha Ruth Prabhu is doing Hindi dialect training for the Indian adaptation of Russo Brothers’ Citadel
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