The actor has been cast in the Imran Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer being directed by Punit Malhotra.
Says a source, "He is playing an important role in the film. He was taken by surprise when he was approached. What he is most happy about is the fact that character actors like him are being recognised and being cast by big banners."
Vineet, who essayed the character of Danish Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur, attracted attention for his role portrayal. He also features in Anurag Kashyap's forthcoming film to celebrate 100 years of Hindi cinema who dreams of meeting Amitabh Bachchan.
The actor who started off as an assistant of Mahesh Manjrekar hails from Varanasi. Though he studied ayurveda, his passion for acting made him enter a reality show during which he met Manjrekar who cast him in City of Gold after which B-Town beckoned.