Sidharth Malhotra, who’s currently filming for his rom-com opposite Parineeti Chopra, Jabariya Jodi, has two more big banner projects lined up.
The Aiyaary actor has been roped in for a film with Milap Zaveri’s next directorial venture, produced in collaboration with Nikkhil Advani and Bhushan Kumar. While there hasn’t been a confirmation on the story, it is believed to be an action-thiller. Actor Riteish Deshmukh may be seen as the second lead in the film.
“Both Riteish and Sidharth like the script and have given the project their nods. Now, it remains to be seen who will produce the film. Nikhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series have agreed to work with Milap and bankroll one film each apart from Satyameva Jayate 2, which they will co-produce. We’ll have to see if this film is made as part of either one of those deals, or if it goes to some other producer,” a source revealed.
Malhotra was also approached for Imtiaz Ali’s next. Our source reveals, “Sid met the filmmaker, who had two scripts. They discussed one of them and the former model liked it, too, but he couldn’t sign it. Kartik Aaryan is acting in the other movie, which is based on the second script.”
The informer added, “Imtiaz wanted Sidharth’s dates in February next year, but the latter had already committed the same to the Vikram Batra biopic. He told the Jab Harry Met Sejal director that he won’t be able to shift that film and politely turned down the offer.”
That’s not the only reason. Our source adds, “The subject deals with an army-based romance. Sid has already played a man in uniform in Aiyaary earlier this year and will be stepping into the shoes of the Kargil martyr, Vikram Batra, next year. So, he thought this project will be too similar to what he’s already doing. Instead, he has signed a film with Nikkhil Advani’s banner, which will be helmed by Satyameva Jayate director, Milap Zaveri. It’s an action entertainer, which is scheduled to go on floors after he finishes the Batra biopic.”