Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan, who first and last shared the screen space in the cult film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, are reuniting for the upcoming period film Battle Of Buxar, after a long gap of 17 years.

The battle of Buxar was fought in a small town in Bengal in the 18th century. Filmmaker Navdeep Singh, who rose to prominence after directing the Anushka Sharma starrer, NH10, is making a film on it.

According to some reliable sources, the period film will mount the shooting floor in the month of February in Rajasthan, followed by shooting schedules in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh.

“The shoot kicks off in Rajasthan, where the story is set, in the first week of February. Since it’s a period film, Saif and Madhavan will be training in sword-fighting and horse-riding. They will require a lot of prosthetics and the team has been working on their look for a long time. Last week, there was a final look test in Mumbai and the film is ready to roll now,” reveals a source.

While Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan are confirmed to play the male leads the film, no female lead has been locked as yet. However, some sources say that Zoya Hussain, who was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz is likely to bag the part.