Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who recently intrigued viewers when he announced his next film, Inshallah, has reportedly decided on the lead protagonist for his another film.
The filmmaker, who is directing Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt in his next directorial, has got on board Randeep Hooda for his next production, a thriller, which is yet to be titled. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the film is expected to go on floors in August this year.
The report states that the film, which will mark the directorial debut of Balwinder Singh Janjua, will be set in a small town. Janjua has previously written Mubarakan, Firangi and has also penned the yet-to-release, Saand Ki Aankh. Informing the tabloid that Randeep will play a cop in the film, the source stated that the director is set to start the recce soon.
The source has been quoted as saying, “Randeep plays a cop in the film which has a lot of twists and turns. Balwinder has been working on the script for a long time and recently started pre-production. He will start the recce shortly.”
The source also informed the portal that Randeep “suits the role to the T” and will kickstart his preparation “closer to the shooting date”.
Besides this production venture, Bhansali’s next, Inshallah, has also got the viewers excited. While not much is known about the film yet, the fact that it brings together Alia and Salman for the first time is reason enough for viewers to await the big budget film.