Meet Banita Sandhu- Varun Dhawan’s Leading Lady In Shoojit Sircar’s ‘October’

Shoojit Sircar’s next film, curiously, is called October. Varun Dhawan is going to play the lead in the film. Not much is known about the film except the fact that it is a slightly romantic, slice-of-life kind of a film.

We are even more curious to see the lead actress of the film. Her name is Banita Sandhu and she is an NRI from the UK. Banita is only 18 years old, and has already made her mark in the advertising world, with her cute, girl-next-door looks. She has, in fact, been acting since she was 11 years of age.

Varun Dhawan broke the news of her casting via an Instagram post.

She is the #October girl I was looking for #soojitsircar #ronnielahari

A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on

Banita shot to fame with the music video, ‘Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se’, which was a promotional campaign for Doublemint. After that, she started getting one TVC after the other.

“We did look at other actors [for Banita’s part], but then one day, I called her and told her that I may be casting her in the film and that she should start doing workshops,” Shoojit said.


She can turn on the hotness in an instant, as evidenced from her photoshoots.


Her pairing with Varun Dhawan seems so fresh!


Let’s see if she has the acting chops to go with these looks!

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