Filmmaker Luv Ranjan is all set for a major departure from his staple romantic comedies. The director, who earlier made ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ (2011) and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ (2018) will now make an action-thriller with Ranbir Kapoor and Ajay Devgn in the lead.
”Luv has been working on the script for almost two years now. The first draft of the script is locked, and the film will go on the floors by the year-end,” the source revealed, adding that the yet untitled action-thriller will be shot in India and abroad. “It is mounted on a huge budget. Once the final draft of the script is locked, Luv will go on a recce. After that, he will finalise a stunt team that will be a mix of Indian and international action directors,” quoted the source.
“He will be seen performing some stylish stunts alongside Ajay. The film’s team is planning action workshops for them ahead of filming,” the source added, reports the Hindustan Times. The pair have earlier worked together in Prakash Jha’s political drama ‘Raajneeti’ (2010).
Ranjan had announced the film in May 2018, soon after the box office success of ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.’ Speaking about the collaboration, Kapoor had said after the announcement, “I have immense respect for Ajay sir and I’m excited about sharing the screen with him again. His body of work is inspiring. Luv and I have wanted to work with each other for some time now. I am sure this film will be a perfect start to our association.”
Devgn added, “Ranbir is an impeccable actor with a great ability to deliver nuanced performances. He is undeniably the most talented actor of his generation. I am looking forward to collaborating with him.”
The film is likely to be released on Christmas 2020.
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