Sometime back, director Ali Abbas Zafar has given us a blockbuster titled Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Previously, Ali has directed movies like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Now, He may venture into the world of production. Decision on the script has been made already. It seems that Ali and his team is on the way to cast the lead at the moment. According to the reports, Dhadak actor Ishaan Khatter has been already chosen as the male lead. Following to the casting of lead actor, they have been searching for a young actress to cast opposite Ishaan. They have found their lead now in the form of Ananya Pandey who has made her debut in Bollywood this year with Punit Malhotra’s Student of the Year 2. Reports have suggested, “Since the Maximum City-centric film is a fresh take on the romantic genre and revolves around young people, Ali was keen to cast actors who are a big draw with youngsters. Both Ishaan and Ananya have impressed with their first films but have not worked together so it’s a new jodi as well.”
Regarding this movie, it has been said “Ali loves the script and believes it’s the ideal subject to turn producer. Being a writer himself, he has been involved throughout the scripting process.” Shooting of the movie is expected to begin in later part of the year. Straight schedule will be seen with this movie.
On the other hand, Ali is also working with different scripts at the moment for his next directorial venture and one of the scripts is expected to be third movie from the Tiger franchise. About his next directorial project, Ali has said earlier “As soon as it is ready, I will share it with SK… There is always pressure working with Salman, and when you do a franchise, it just multiples. It is essential to write a bigger and better story.”