Former lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, who parted ways in December 2015, are set to clash against each other this Christmas.
Rajkumar Hirani, director of the Sanjay Dutt biopic which stars Ranbir Kapoor, said in a Mumbai Mirror interview today that he intends to release the film this Christmas.
He said, “It goes on the floors today, January 14, and Sanju will give the clap. We are one big family. We hope to wrap it up by June and are targeting a Christmas 2017 release.”
Interestingly, the Christmas slot, a highly sought after release window, has already been booked by Yash Raj Films. YRF will release its big-ticket entertainer Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to Kabir Khan’s blockbuster, Ek Tha Tiger.
Tiger Zinda Hai sees a new director in Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan) and is toplined by Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Ranbir and Katrina have previously done three movies together — Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, a film which led to their real-life romance, Raajneeti, and the upcoming Jagga Jasoos but this will be the first time that the duo will sweat it out at the box-office, through separate films.
Ironically, the tagline of Tiger Zinda Hai says, “There will be peace.”
While there is a lot of anticipation for the Dutt biopic (it’s Hirani’s next after P.K), Tiger Zinda Hai features Salman Khan, who enjoys an unexplainable popularity on the box-office.
Reuniting with his ex-girlfriend only adds more curiosity to the project, which is being pegged as a big-budget actioner to be shot across the globe