Speculations have been rife lately that acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Basu, who last helmed Jagga Jasoos (2017), is next making Life In A… Metro 2, a sequel to his musical hit Life In A… Metro (2007), which had Shilpa Shetty, Kangana Ranaut, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan and Sharman Joshi in pivotal roles.
However, Basu has once again clarified that his next directorial venture is not a sequel to his 2007 film. “It has multiple plots, but it is not a sequel to Life In A… Metro. The genre and story are totally different and fresh. We have yet to decide the title and will figure the release date only after we wrap up the film,” confirmed the director.
The untitled project boasts of an ensemble cast. “It features Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in the lead,” adds the filmmaker.
After wrapping up his forthcoming project, Anurag will reunite with National award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut whom he launched with his film Gangster in 2006. Titled Imali, the movie also stars critically acclaimed actor Rajkummar Rao in the lead role.
Meanwhile, Anurag Basu is presently busy promoting Super Dancer 3, a dance reality show on Sony Entertainment Television where he co-judges contestants along with actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and choreographer Geeta Kapoor. The show premieres on 29th December.