Recently, the director of Double XL, Satram Ramani, told why he chose Shikhar Dhawan and how he was convinced for the role. The trailer starts with a scene of Shikhar Dhawan and Huma Qureshi. Huma Qureshi is wearing a pink gown and she is dancing with Shikhar Dhawan. Talking about Shikhar, Satram said that Huma’s character dreams of becoming a sports presenter in this film. You may have also seen in the trailer that she talks about cricket. We needed a cricketer for his dream sequence and I already like Shikhar Dhawan. According to me he plays in both the desi league or the elite club. So I thought Shikhar Dhawan would be perfect, but it was a question whether he would be ready for the role or not.
37-year-old Shikhar Dhawan is counted among the best players of the Indian cricket team. He has played more than 250 international matches. The director said that the film’s producer and Huma Qureshi’s brother Saqib Salim took it upon himself to talk to Shikhar Dhawan. Satram says, Shakib called him and he spoke very well. He liked the idea of the film and said that this film must be made. And for that reason Shikhar agreed to work with us.
The filmmaker further said that cricketer Shikhar Dhawan used to fill the sets with energy due to his funny nature. Due to this, the shooting experience was very good. You must have seen his Instagram reel. He is very funny. We guys used to compete on who could tell the most crack jokes on set. Due to this, the atmosphere on the set was relaxed. He also enjoyed working.
It is worth mentioning that apart from Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi, Zaheer Iqbal will also be seen in this film. The film is slated to hit theaters on November 4. The film is written by Mudassar Aziz and Sasha Singh.