Veteran Hindi filmmaker Prakash Jha, who last helmed the Priyanka Chopra starrer cop drama Jai Gangaajal in 2016, is set to direct his next project after a gap of two and a half year.

The director is mostly known for making political thrillers such as Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2005), Raajneeti (2010), Aarakshan (2011), Chakravyuh (2012), and Satyagraha (2013), but his next is said to be quite different from his usual genre. According to reports, Jha is planning a two-hero heist film with Sanjay Dutt and Sidharth Malhotra.

Some media outlets report that the director has met Sanjay and Sidharth who have given their consent to come onboard. As far as the leading ladies are concerned, the makers are yet to approach any actress. If all goes well, the untitled film might begin its production by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt has almost half a dozen films on his plate, including Torbaaz, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Kalank, Shamshera, Housefull 4, Prasathanam and Panipat. Sidharth, on the other hand, is gearing up to begin the Vikram Batra biopic.

An official announcement on his film with Prakash Jha is awaited.