Yash Raj Films ropes in Ayan Mukerji to direct ‘War 2’

Azha Khan



Ayan Mukerji has reportedly been roped in to direct ‘War 2′ under the Yash Raj Films’ Spy Universe franchise.

Mukerji, who helmed last year’s blockbuster ‘Brahmastra’, will take forward the Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff action-thriller. It is expected to go on the floors in early 2024, with a release at the beginning of 2025. Its story will will follow the events of Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger 3’.

A source told Mid-Day, “Aditya Chopra is choosing the captain of the ship for each YRF Spy Universe film strategically. Ayan has delivered big hits that appeal to all audience segments and have the pulse of Indian audiences. He has shown that he knows how to mount a film on a huge scale, which is essential for someone to direct War 2.

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“Plus, he is a young filmmaker who can bring a different kind of newness to the Spy Universe. Ayan will have his unique take on how to make an epic action spectacle with War 2. Aditya Chopra trusts him to take the franchise forward. Ayan’s directing ‘War 2’ is probably the most exciting announcement of recent times. All eyes are on him to make the franchise and the YRF Spy Universe bigger.”

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