Madhur Bhandarkar, who is all set to helm his first romantic comedy, has signed up Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya of 3 Idiots fame for his latest film.
The director, who was compared with Hrishikesh Mukhejee by none other than Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, is looking forward to walk the same path which was treaded by the veteran filmmaker in the 70s and 80s.
Bhandarkar is all set to follow Mukherjee's route with Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji, which will go on floors this July. The female cast of the movies is yet to be decided but Bhandarkar hopes to rope in 3-4 stars for the same.
"It is a huge honor to be even talked in the same breath as the filmmaker who has made close to 50 movies. I can challenge that there won't be a single Indian who wouldn't have seen a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film.
"With Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji I am looking at doing something very different from my earlier work. This would be a light hearted affair while bringing to fore slice of life," Bhandarkar told PTI.
The casting of Devgn, Hashmi and Vaidya has created a stir of sorts in the industry since it is as unique as it gets, especially for a film which comes from the house of Bhandarkar. It is for the first time ever that the filmmaker is attempting a feel good romcom entertainer.
"I know. I have been known for making hard hitting, real and controversial films. However, I always wanted to make a light film like Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji as well. This is a story of three guys though there would be a definite place for 3-4 girls as well. Their names would be announced in due course," Bhandarkar said.
The director wants to wrap up the shooting by September. Soon after that, Bhandarkar would head straight into Kareena Kapoor starrer Heroine which would go on floors in November.