A source says, "Shoojit announced the project in December 2008 and was keen to make the film and UTV were rumoured to be backing his project. However for some reasons, the project did not go forward at that time."
Post that, Anurag announced two films, both starring Ranbir Kapoor and went on to make Barfi! first and is now said to be busy working on the singer's biopic. Shoojit in the meanwhile was busy with Vicky Donor and is currently working on Madras Cafe.
The source adds, "After this, he intends to shoot the biopic, as he also has a producer on board now who is backing the project. However, Shoojit is keeping everything under wraps."
According to industry insiders, what's most interesting is that Shoojit will be completing the film even before Anurag Basu's film will go on the floors.
Shoojit however denies any of this and states, "I am not making the film at this moment. I agree that I was talking to the family for their permissions at one point of time but later I backed out. All I know is that Anurag is making one with UTV and I am not doing it."
This seems like yet another one of those Bhagat Singh films.