Ranbir Kapoor's next film with director Ayan Mukerji is not a superhero film, news agency PTI reports. Dragon, as the film is called, stars Ranbir and Alia Bhatt but there will be no capes or crime-fighting involved after all. "A lot of people have been saying that it is a superhero film. But it's not. It's in fact, a modern-day romantic fantasy," Ayan told PTI. This obviously means that Dragon isn't going to be a remake of Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool, as has been speculated. Ranbir Kapoor is best friends with Ayan Mukerji and has starred in both of his previous films, Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
Ayan Mukerji has said that the shoot for his upcoming film will begin this August after Ranbir Kapoor wraps work on the Sanjay Dutt biopic. "Ranbir won't do this film and Dutt simultaneously. He has already begun shooting for Dutt and it should be done by August. That's when I will start with him and Alia Bhatt." Ayan was quoted by PTI as saying, speaking at the premiere of Oscar-nominated film Lion.
The 33-year-old director was also questioned about the recent assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shoot of his upcoming Indian period drama film Padmavati, allegedly by members of Rajput group Karni Sena. Ayan told PTI: "As a young filmmaker and someone, who really respects Sanjay Bhansali, I feel it's sad and shocking. It shouldn't have happened. It was really unfortunate."
Ayan Mukerji had made his directorial debut in 2009 with Wake Up Sid, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen. His next directorial is going to be his third project with the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor. Ranbir Kapoor has Jagga Jasoos with Katrina Kaif coming up for release.
(With PTI inputs)