There is no denying the fact that S. Shankar is one of the finest filmmakers of Indian cinema. He has given us a series of exceptionally well-made movies like Robot (2010) and 2.0 (2018). He is one of those rare filmmakers who everyone wants to work with. So, it should not come as a surprise if you come to learn that after Akshay Kumar, now superstar Hrithik Roshan is also teaming up with the visionary filmmaker.

According to fresh reports, S. Shankar has narrated a sci-fi thriller script to Junior Roshan and the superstar has quite liked it. He is almost onboard, but the project is yet to be signed on the dotted line.

Shankar is presently gearing up to helm Indian 2, a sequel to the National award-winning 1996 Tamil film Indian. The film features megastar Kamal Haasan and Nayanthara in lead roles. The flick will mount the shooting floor as soon as Haasan wraps up hosting the television reality show, Bigg Boss 2 (Tamil).

Revealing some exclusive details, a trade source says, “Shankar has always been keen to work with Hrithik Roshan and has been trying since the last four years, but somehow it has never worked out. Shankar feels with Hrithik’s good looks, great physique and superb dancing skills, he can do justice to the kind of scripts that he has.”

The source goes on to add, “Few know that Hrithik and Shankar have been in talks for months to do a film together after 2.0 got complete and it’s the main lead. Shankar approached Hrithik Roshan for his next after Indian 2 and while Hrithik has liked the script, they are working on other factors including remuneration and dates. It’s another sci-fi action thriller movie in 3D and with extra-ordinary VFX like 2.0 – almost like a superhero film. Shankar had earlier wanted Hrithik to do Akshay Kumar’s role, ornithologist Pakshi Rajan, in 2.0 but Hrithik was busy shooting for Super 30 at that time and couldn’t commit. Hrithik is known to be very choosy with his scripts and the only movie he has given his nod till now is his father Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 4. Right now, he is completing Super 30 and YRF’s movie with Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor. If he agrees to do Shankar’s movie, it will definitely be an announcement of sorts.”

An official announcement is awaited.