Buzz has it that after the thunderous success of his recent release Andhadhun (2018), filmmaker Sriram Raghavan is planning to collaborate with Saif Ali Khan for his next project. The duo has previously worked together on Ek Haseena Thi (2004) and Agent Vinod (2012).
If a source close to the development is to be believed, Raghvan has two scripts in his hand – one a biopic and the other one a thriller. Saif is said to have liked both the scripts and has signed one of them.
“Sriram is planning two scripts; one is the biopic on Param Vir Chakra awardee Arun Khetarpal, titled Ekkis, while the other is a thriller. He and Saif had been discussing about doing a film together for some time. Recently, when they met, the filmmaker bounced off the ideas to the actor. The latter liked both the stories and they have decided to collaborate on one of the projects,” informs the source.
The source goes on to add, “Ekkis will mostly have a young actor playing the late lieutenant. There’s also another prominent role in the biopic, which suits Saif. If not this, the actor-director pair will definitely work on the thriller next. They are currently deciding which one to do first. The film is expected to go on floors in 2019.”
However, when Raghavan was contacted to confirm the news, he chose to remain tight-lipped about the cast of his next project. “Andhadhun has just completed 50 days at the box-office and we have all been caught up with it. I haven’t got the time to start working on my next immediately. I hope to start a film in 2019. I’m planning two scripts, but we haven’t locked the cast for them yet. We have been talking to different people. We will finalise things in a few weeks from now.”