Director Ayan Mukerji is back with Ranbir Kapoor after four years (after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) for his ambitious project Dragon. If reports are to be believed then Mukerji has also signed Amitabh Bachchan for a pivotal role in the film. Dragon, that will show Ranbir as a man with special powers, also stars Alia Bhatt.
Times Now quoted a source as saying, ““He (Amitabh) has given his nod for the film. It’s a full fledged role and not a guest appearance. It’s an important role. He will begin shoot this year itself.”
While Ranbir has made a cameo appearance in Amitabh’s Bhootnath Returns (2014), this will be the first time the two will be seen together in full-fledged roles in a film.
Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.
Dragon is the third collaboration between Ayan and Ranbir after the duo worked together in Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. He recently revealed that Ranbir’s character has “mystical powers” in the film.
“I have not locked the title yet. Dragon is just the tentative title. It was called Dragon because in the film, the boy has connection with fire. It is his power. The guy has a mystical connection with fire. So, I called it Dragon. There’s something I like about the word,” Ayan said.
The shoot for Dragon is likely to begin in August.
Amitabh Bachchan, is currently working on Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3. He will also be seen in Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan.
Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen in Jagga Jassos opposite Katrina Kaif and he is currently preparing for Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic.
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