Karan Johar’s student Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter will be seen romancing on the silver screen. The two actors are to share the silver screen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming rom-com production, it will be his first debut production.

According to Mumbai Mirror the love story is set in Mumbai and is set to go on the floors by the year end. Zafar wanted to cast a young A-list actress alongside Ishaan to which it reports that Ananya Panday has landed the role.

As per the sources, “Since the Maximum City-centric film is a fresh take on the romantic genre and revolves around young people, Ali was keen to cast actors who are a big draw with youngsters. Both Ishaan and Ananya have impressed with their first films but have not worked together so it’s a new jodi as well.” The source further added, “But he feels this is the best subject and genre for him to turn producer. Being a writer himself, he has been involved throughout the scripting process.”

Zafar’s recent directorial was Bharat  starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, it is not for the first time that Zafar will be doing a rom-com, previously he had helmed Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in 2011, starting his career with the same. He then took to different genres such as action, thriller, sports with movies like Sultan, Gunday and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Ishaan started his Bollywood career as a lead in Karan Johar’s Dhadak, whereas Ananya debuted in Karan’s Student Of The Year 2. Ananya is currently shooting in Lucknow for her upcoming movie-a remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh after which she’ll join in Zafar’s production. The film is untitled and is to be helmed by one of Ali’s assistant directors.