After Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham is all set to star in Shirish Kunder's directorial venure Alien Sahib. The actor who is also co-producing the movie for which he will shed his muscular look. The actor will have to lose 8 kg for the role.
The film would be simultaneously released in 3D and 2D formats.
This is Shirish Kunder's second directorial venture after Jaan-E-Mann.
John and Shirish together have come up with an altogether new title, Alien Sahib. A source says, "It is not John who plays an alien in the film. Like Rakesh Roshan did something in Koi Mil Gaya that resulted in an alien being introduced in the film, here too John does something that brings an alien into the story. But, Alien Sahib will not be a sci-fi film."
Shirish is also reportedly planning to get foreign technicians for the film and will use a fusion digital 3D camera, a technique which has been used in James Cameron's Avatar.
The other actors are yet to be finalised.