Television actor Siddharth Shukla, who became a household name for portraying character of Shiv on popular daily ‘Balika Vadhu’, has signed a three-film deal with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
“Siddharth has been signed up for the film. He is a talented actor and a rage in ‘Balika Vadhu’. Dharma Productions plans to continue its professional equation with him," Karan said in a statement.
First of three films is Karan Johar’s eagerly anticipated movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’.
Siddharth Shukla confirmed the news and said that he is very excited to be given this opportunity.
“I'm very excited about this opportunity. I didn't plan anything about films. It just happened. ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6’ was the turning point in my career. Karan (Johar) sir (who judged the latest season) and I had lot of conversations on the sets and not just that, the show made me savvy about dance as well,” he said to a popular daily.
“I don't have details about the role, but is going to be an important one,” he added.
The television actor will share screen space with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the movie.
‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ will be directed by debutant Shashank Khaitan.
It is currently slated for a June 27 release.