Rumour mills dub them the new ‘lovebirds’ of Bollywood. And although neither Ranveer Singh nor Sonkashi Sinha has commented on the subject yet, they are all set to romance each other on the silver screen. As Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane set up India’s ‘first director’s company’ — Phantom —Ranveer and Sonakshi have been roped in to play leads in the first film. Phantom will be launched today at Yash Raj Studios.
Although makers refuse to divulge details, Bahl reveals that it’s “a love story set in the ‘50s. But it’s a classic film, not a period venture.” Written and to-be-directed by Udaan (2010) director Motwane, the project is not a R 50 crore film, as reported. “It will look like a costly film, but it won’t cost even one-fourth of what we’ve been reading about,” smiles Bahl.
The trio, along with partner Madhu Mantena, has joined hands to produce films, nurture young talent and give each other creative freedom and support. “Phantom will be a content-driven production house. The idea was a dream that all three had,” says a team member.
Bahl, of course, is excited. “We love to work with each other. And besides, we want to appreciate newer talents and fresh minds. But most importantly, we wanted freedom to make our kind of films without any pressure,” he says, adding that all of them will direct films. “But we will strike a balance between our production and direction jobs. So, when I’m directing, others will produce and vice versa.”