The film is set against the backdrop of a Punjabi marriage but Anushka says it is not a wedding drama.

"Wedding in the movie is just the backdrop of the story. 'Phillauri' has got shades of drama, craziness and really interesting characters. It is romantic, fun and at the same time very intriguing. The story is set in Phillaur district of Punjab," Anushka told media in an interview.

Being directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka- Karnesh's Clean Slate Films and Fox Star Studios, the movie will have Anushka, Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma of 'Life of Pi' fame and Mehreen Pirzada in important roles.

The shooting will begin in mid-April and it will be a start-to-finish schedule till June.
It is the first out-and-out Bollywood movie for Suraj, who shot to global fame with Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi'. He next starred in Hollywood project 'Million Dollar Arm' and that's where Karnesh spotted him.

Anushka said the idea to cast Diljit came when she saw his Punjabi film 'Jatt and Juliet'. "He is hilarious in the movie in a very endearing way."

Similarly, the actress felt Mehreen was someone who could transform even a typical scene into something else.

Anushka has been busy with Salman Khan-starrer 'Sultan' and 'Ae Dil Hain Mushkil' with Aishwarya Rai-Ranbir Kapoor, besides her own production.

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