After the massive success of his last directorial ‘Dangal’ (2016), everyone is waiting for the next venture of renowned filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari. Earlier, it was being reported that he was collaborating with Sajid Nadiadwala for his next. It was also in the news that Varun Dhawan was approached to headline the star cast of the untitled film. But the latest buzz has it that Tiwari has finalized Sushant Singh Rajput for the movie. Since his film is a two-hero film, the director might sign Rajkummar Rao as the second male lead.
According to a source, “Nitesh’s film is a two-hero project. It’s a college drama with a social message. It’s a celebration of life, love and about embracing success and failure. Nitesh is keen on signing Raj. Both of them have had a few meetings where they have discussed the project. They admire each other’s work and the actor has also liked the script. Rajkummar is working out his dates because he’s committed to a lot of other films. The team is awaiting his approval and they plan to announce it only after everything is locked.”
Rajkummar Rao and Sushant Singh Rajput worked together for the first time in Abhishek Kapoor’s critically and commercially successful film ‘Kai Po Che!’ (2013). The movie marked the acting debut of Singh. Their film with Nitesh Tiwari will be their second outing together.
Meanwhile, Rajput is currently shooting for Abhishek Kapoor’s next ‘Kedarnath’ and Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Son Chiraiya’ and Rao, on the other hand, is busy with ‘Fanne Khan,’ ‘Stree’ and ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’. He has also bagged Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Mental Hai Kya’ opposite Kangana Ranaut.
Tiwari is expected to begin filming his next in the middle of 2018.