To be produced by Ramesh Taurani, the film is tipped to be a dark thriller. While Varun is believed to be almost confirmed, the makers are waiting for a response from Aishwarya. “If all goes well, the film should kick off later this year,” adds the insider.
Meanwhile, Varun is busy with his father David Dhawan’s directorial project, Main Tera Hero, being produced by Ekta Kapoor. Aishwarya, on the other hand, has been on a break since her pregnancy, and the subsequent birth of Aaradhya — her daughter with Abhishek Bachchan — in 2011.
While Sriram was unavailable for a comment, Taurani says, “We have signed Sriram, and work is underway on the script. Once that is ready, we will look at casting.” Sriram last directed the Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor-starrer Agent Vinod (2012).