Alia Bhatt, who is riding high on the massive success of her recent release Raazi, has been approached to star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s next directorial venture. Ranjan’s next features Ranbir and Ajay Devgn in lead roles.

An Indian newspaper reports that after finalizing Ranbir and Ajay a couple of months ago, Luv Ranjan is in talks with Alia Bhatt to play the female lead in his movie. Talks are at the very initial stage.

“Most film scripts are written with certain stars in mind. Having said that, directors also have a vision of who they want to cast. Today, Alia is a big star. If you want to cast her, you need to sign her around the same time as the male stars. If the role is not that important, it is highly unlikely that Alia will sign on the dotted line, even if it means losing out on quality time with beau Ranbir,” a source reveals.

Meanwhile, Ranbir and Alia, who are the latest couple in B-town, are shooting for Dharma Productions’ fantasy film Brahmastra, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in significant roles. The film is being directed by Ayan Mukerji.