We have rarely seen female action flicks in Bollywood, so news of Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif teaming up for one is definitely something to be excited about. According to a report in mid-day, the two actors are in talks for an action-comedy to be bankrolled by Tanu Weds Manu maker Aanand L Rai. The filmmaker has reportedly brought on board debutant director Anirudh Ganapathy to direct the film.
A source told mid-day that Anirudh has been associated with Aanand’s production house for many years. “He worked as an assistant director on Happy Bhag Jayegi and Zero. While shooting for Zero, he shared the idea of the film with Katrina, who agreed to be part of the project. Vidya Balan has also been approached for the second lead. The script is in the final stage, and if everything goes well Vidya and Katrina will share screen space for the first time,” the source added.
Earlier, Aanand L Rai had spoken about the failure of Zero. “I won’t say I am disappointed. I will need to understand (what went wrong). This is the story I wanted to say and I made it. After making Ranjhaanaa and Tanu Weds Manu and the second one, this film (Zero) was due for me to make. To take a certain flight and I have not landed on it properly,” he told PTI.