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Mahesh Manjrekar signs Vidyut Jammwal for his next Hindi film

Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, whose last Bollywood directorial Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! released in 2005, is set to helm a new Hindi film and to play the male lead in his next venture, he has roped in Commando star Vidyut Jammwal. The untitled film will be produced by Vijay Galani.

Talking about his next collaboration with Manjrekar, Galani says that the action drama will be on the lines of Manjrekar’s 1999 cult film Vaastav, which starred superstar Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.

“I’m very happy to team up with national award-winning director Mahesh Manjrekar. The film is full on action which is Mahesh’s forte. It is on the lines of Vaastav and Vidyut, who is known for his action, is now the lead of our film,” Galani said in a statement.

Talking about Vidyut’s character in the movie, Vijay said, “Vidyut’s character is quite well-educated. However, after returning to his hometown Mumbai he gets caught in a tricky situation in the film.”

Also starring veterans like Naseeruddin Shah and Amol Palekar, the film will go on floors in Mumbai this summer.