Salman Khan teams up with Aanand Rai of Ranjhanaa fame
Producer-director Aanand L Rai, while planning the sequel to his romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu(2011), has begun work on another project which he will put on floors after he wraps up the Kangana Ranaut starrer.
He will co-produce the yet-to-betitled film with Eros International.
Mirror has it that Salman Khan has agreed in principle to play the male lead and he might also co-produce the film. Aanand and Salman have had a couple of meetings. The modalities are fast being worked out.
Aanand is extremely buoyant about this project, which he plans to put on floors by mid-next year. "I have a story that's waiting to be told. The setting maybe a small city but the story is big. It's a massive project and I want everything to fall into place."
Like his previous hit the Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush starrer Ranjhanaa (2013), this too will be a love story set in a small town. But for this one, the filmmaker has roped in Hollywood VFX expert George Murphy of Forest Gump, Matrix Reloaded, Jurassic Park and King Kong fame. Aanand's team is already scouting locations.
When contacted, Aanand said: "George Murphy will collaborate with me on this project. However, it is too early to comment more on this project."
Aanand will start working on the sequel to Tanu Weds Manu around August.