Tahira Kashyap, the wife of Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana, is set to add a new feather to her cap by turning director. Kashyap, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, is recuperating well and is planning to start work on her maiden directorial venture as soon as possible.

The latest we hear that Tahira has roped in seasoned Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit for the female lead in her directorial debut. She finalized the scintillating diva because she thinks she fits the bill perfectly.

Kashyap is making her debut with a slice-of-life, women-centric film with a powerful woman at the helm. Dixit has been locked to play a mother in the movie. The makers are currently looking for a young actress who could play her daughter in the untitled project.

“Her character is something that she has not attempted before. The actress to play her daughter will be soon finalized as well,” said a source close to the development.

The yet-to-be-titled film is bankrolled by Ellipsis Entertainment and T-Series Films.

More details are awaited.