Leading film and television producer Ekta Kapoor, who is presently riding high on the massive success of her latest production Dream Girl (2019), has reportedly signed well-known filmmaker Anees Bazmee to direct a film for her banner, Balaji Motion Pictures.
Bazmee is currently working on his upcoming directorial Pagalpanti, starring John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Anil Kapoor, Kriti Kharbanda and Arshad Warsi. The comic-caper is scheduled to enter theatres in November. Right after the release of Pagalpanti, the filmmaker will move on to helm the Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Reportedly, he has also agreed to direct a film for Ekta Kapoor.
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“After the success of Dream Girl, Ekta Kapoor is on a signing spree. Her production house Balaji Motion Pictures has signed Anees Bazmee for their next project. As it turns out that Anees had shared one-liner brief with Ekta Kapoor who loved the idea. Now, the filmmaker, who is busy with Pagalpanti, will begin work on the screenplay and take the film on floors after Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2,” a source in the know tells an entertainment portal.
When contacted Anees Bazmee, the director says, “I don’t want to say anything right now since I am completing the last photoshoot of my film, Pagalpanti. After I complete everything on this film, next week I will decide everything. There have been conversations but from next week onwards, we will take it forward.”
Anees Bazmee goes on to add that he will decide about the film with Ekta only after their next meeting. “We have met. We have a meeting left and only after that we will decide about how to take it forward. Today, my photo session for Pagalpanti will be wrapped up and next week, we still have a meeting to go. Thereon, we will decide how to go about it,” informs the filmmaker.