T-Series to co-produce super hero film with Saif Ali Khan in lead role

MUMBAI: T-Series and Milan Luthria’s Vertex Motion Pictures have signed Saif Ali Khan for a yet untitled super hero film.

The co-production is slated to be a wholesome entertainer with a strong romantic angle that would appeal to all types of audiences.

The film will be a character-driven story and a mix of comedy, action, drama and romance creating larger-than-life cinema for movie lovers.

Though the leading lady of the film is still under wraps, the makers have said that she will be one of the top five heroines of the industry.

"After Ready, my next film will be directed by Milan Luthria. As Ready did Rs 1 billion-plus business, we will continue to dabble in film production in a big way. We do not wish to make multiple films but would rather do a few good projects. No run-of-the-mill stuff for us,” T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar said.

The filming will start in 2013. “Milan‘s film, for us, is a family entertainer. I am excited. We are very happy to have him on board. We wanted someone who could make people laugh and Saif is perfect. The film will have action, adventure, suspense, comedy and music. in short, it‘s a complete masala film," Kumar added.

Luthria is riding high after two back-to-back super hits in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai and The Dirty Picture. Talking about the superhero angle in the film, he added, “There are many superhero films out there but this isn’t one of them. Ours is a masala entertainer with a twist, that‘s all that I‘ll say at this point. Saif and I had always been talking about reuniting again for another film after Kachche Dhaage but somehow nothing materialised."

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