Looks like the hype for Yash Raj Spy Universe has picked up pace since Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika Padukone And John Abraham starrer Pathan dropped earlier this year. The universe is set to expand further with the announcement of films like Tiger Vs Pathan and War 2. As reported earlier, Ayan Mukerji will be directing the Hrithik Roshan starrer sequel and if sources are to be believed, the director will be paid handsomely for the same. his efforts.
according to a source close to Entertainment door Bollywood Hungama, Ayan Mukerji’s association with Yash Raj Films happened when Aditya Chopra set his eyes on Ayan’s magnum opus Brahmastra. The source shared, “The minute Aditya Chopra saw Brahmastra, he knew Ayan had the potential to direct a stylish action film. He made Ayan an offer and the director was more than happy to enter the YRF Spy Universe. Ayaan is really excited to be groomed by the best in the business.”
The source also added, “Ayan is being paid handsomely to direct War 2. He has signed a contract of Rs. 32 crore as directing fee for War 2 and the director will start pre-production this month.” Gearing up to start production. Ayan intends to take War 2 on floors by November and wrap it up in a year.”
Alia Bhatt is all set to team up with Hrithik Roshan in a spy thriller. His RRR co-star Jr NTR is also reportedly on board for War 2. Not only this, Deepika Padukone and Sarvari Wagh are also in the running. It will be interesting to see who makes the cut as Deepika is already a part of YRF’s spy-universe. ETimes quoted its source as saying, “The speculation and zeroing in on the three names being considered for the role of the female lead has created quite a buzz in the YRF office.”
Meanwhile, as per a report in Pinkvilla, NTR will clash with Hrithik’s Kabir in the film, hinting that the Telugu superstar will feature as an antagonist in the film. It is also claimed that an action-packed face-off has been written for the film which will be a treat for Hrithik and Taarak fans.