After producing the Raai Laxmi starrer Julie 2, the upbeat and controversial ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani is all set to start his next venture. The highlight is that the film will feature Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles along with Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, according to a Mid-day report. The report further added that Pahlaj Nihalani is planning to make a sequel to his 1993 action-comedy Aankhen, which will have two pairs of twins in it.
"Ranveer and Arjun are No 1 on my wish-list. I want them to play the leads in Aankhan Chaar. They have great chemistry. With each character playing a double role, we will see two Ranveers and two Arjuns, along with a chimpanzee," Pahlaj told the daily.
While Ranveer and Arjun are his first choice, he has backups as well. If not these two, then Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan will be roped in.
"Ranbir and Imran will also make an excellent combination, as will Ranbir and Shahid [Kapoor] and Ayushmann [Khurrana] and Rajkummar [Rao]," he added.
Aankhen, which turned out to be a blockbuster hit, cast Govinda in dual roles. About the new project, this is what the filmmaker said: "With each character playing a double role, we will see two Ranveers and two Arjuns, along with a chimpanzee."
Pahlaj Nihalani recently tasted failure with the damp performance of Julie 2 at the box office, told mid-day: "people want entertainment" and hence the Aankhen remake will have a fresh story-line. "The subject will be completely different. It should reflect current times. It should be modern, keeping the trends and the youth's preferences in mind. It will have Indian values and sentiments at its core, but, will be one that appeals to the youth," mid-day quoted him as saying.
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