“Actually, it may have started rolling after that. We met at a party, and what started off as a joke has turned into something serious,” says Karan, who has known Akshay’s wife, Twinkle Khanna, since they were kids.
He adds, “Akshay has a strong grip over stories and screenplays. He’s very clear about the way he wants things to be. The film is going to be a very hard-hitting, mainstream commercial venture with an edge.”
It will also star another male actor, who the makers haven’t decided upon yet. “We are far from casting a girl as well. The film hasn’t even been titled yet. For Punit, this is going to be a departure from his style of filmmaking,” says Karan.
Apparently, Punit has been working on this script for over a year now. He will start work on this film after completing his other project, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, which stars Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra.