Rajkumar Santoshi to join forces with Aanand L Rai for a film

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    Celebrated filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi, who is known for his evergreen films such as ‘Ghayal’ (1990), ‘Damini’ (1993), ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994) and ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ (2009) among others, has reportedly joined hands with filmmaker Aanand L Rai for a film.

    Santoshi, who last directed ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ (2013), will direct a film for Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions. “Aanand sir had the outline of a human drama in mind and he couldn’t think of anyone better than Santoshi to direct it. He thought it was a story right up Santoshi’s alley, and one can draw parallels between the storyline and his earlier films like ‘Damini’ or ‘Ghayal’. He gave Santoshi a call and a meeting later, the filmmaker was on board,” a source reveals to a leading daily.

    Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Now this is BIG NEWS… Rajkumar Santoshi and Aanand L Rai join hands for a film project… Santoshi to direct a film for Aanand’s production outfit Colour Yellow.”

    Anand L Rai is currently busy with his upcoming biggie, ‘Zero’ which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead role. His film with Santoshi will mount the shooting floor by the end of the year. The makers are aiming to release it in mid-2019.

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