Actor Sikander Kher has been signed
up for Aurangzeb, a Yash Raj Films (YRF) project.
Directed by Atul Sabharwal, the film will also star
Ishaqzaade actor Arjun Kapoor in a double role. It will see
Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh come together after almost two
decades. Rishi Kapoor will be donning the role of a villain in
"Sikander is doing an important role in Aurangzeb,"
an official from YRF told PTI.
Aurangzeb, rumoured to be a fresh take on the 1978
blockbuster Trishul, will hit the theatres next year.
Sikander, on his part, was evasive about his role.
"There is nothing that I can talk about it. Right now it is
too premature. We will talk about it later. Till there is
something substantial to talk, let me struggle quietly."
Sikander began his acting career in 2008 with Sanjay
Gupta and Ekta Kapoor's Woodstock Villa, a musical-thriller,
which also featured newcomer Neha Oberoi and Arbaaz Khan. The
film did not do well at the box office.
His another release in the same year was Summer 2007,
directed by debutant Suhail Tatari. Starring Gul Panag, Yuvika
Chaudhary and Arjan Bajwa, this movie, too, failed at the box
Even Ashutosh Gowariker's patriotic biopic Khele Hum
Jee Jaan Sey(2010), based on the Chittagong uprising of
1930, did not give any boost to Sikander's acting career.
The 31-year-old's last release was Abbas-Mustan's action
thriller Players, an official remake of 2003 Hollywood crime
film, The Italian Job.
He played a pivotal role alongside Abhishek Bachchan,
Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh and
Omi Vaidya, but Players failed to impress the audience.