Rajkummar Rao in talks to star in Bhushan Kumar and Anurag Basu’s maiden collaboration?


    A couple of days ago, we did a story stating that T-Series head Bhushan Kumar and filmmaker Anurag Basu are joining forces for an upcoming Hindi film. Though the makers had revealed in a press release that the film would be a slice-of-life relationship drama, they did not talk much about its plotline. The latest we hear that the untitled project will be an anthology film based on the lines of Anurag Basu’s 2007 successful relationship drama ‘Life In A… Metro.’ Reportedly, Rajkummar Rao has been approached to headline one of the stories in the movie.

     “Anurag was impressed with Rajkummar Rao’s repertoire. He was keen to cast him and discussed the idea with Bhushan. Both of them met the actor recently and offered him the part,” a well-placed source reveals.

    Besides Rajkummar Rao, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor have also been approached for the movie. But from what we hear Kareena has yet not signed the project due to her busy schedule. Interestingly, Rao has been approached to feature in the same track which Kareena might appear in if she agrees to come onboard. “The Newton(2017) actor has been approached for the same track that features Kareena. He has liked the story, but is waiting to see if his dates can be worked out,” added the source.

    If the source is to be believed, the makers have also approached two more actors for the other stories in the anthology. “The script has been sent to Sidharth Malhotra, but reportedly he hasn’t responded. Along with him, it has been offered to Nawazuddin Siddiqui as well.”

    We still wonder whether the film will be called ‘Life In A… Metro 2’ or the makers are thinking of some other titles. An announcement is awaited.


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