Karan Johar’s latest discovery, Sidharth Malhotra, is set to team up with his mentor director-producer yet again. The actor, who made his Bollywood debut with the filmmaker’s Student Of The Year (SOTY 2012), was recently signed for Dharma Production’s Hasee Toh Phasee that will be directed by
Vinil Mathew. And now, Karan has roped in the young star for another one of his productions.
KJo has teamed up with UTV to produce this currently-untitled action-adventure flick. Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza (of ABCD fame) has helped develop the script and will also direct the film. “Although the details are being kept under wraps, the genre will be similar to that of the hit Hollywood film franchise, The Fast And The Furious. Sidharth’s role will be very different from how he was seen in SOTY,” says an industry insider.
Insiders maintain that Karan wants the film to be made in a “stylish manner with a lot of snazzy cars and glamorous girls”. “The script has already been finalised. Both Karan and UTV are impressed with Remo’s writing because it has a lot of soul,” says a source.
As for the casting, insiders insist that Sidharth was always the top choice for Remo, UTV and Karan. While the female lead is yet to be finalised, the movie is expected to go on the floors by the end of this year.
Despite repeated attempts, Karan, Sidharth and Remo remained unavailable for comments.