Settle down kids, I am talking about their next film. Yes. Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif will be working together in a film in which they play father and daughter.
Super 30 director Vikas Bahl will be directing Katrina and Hrithik Roshan in this film which is currently titled ‘Deadly’ and will also have Amitabh Bachchan.
“The film is tentatively titled Deadly as the story is centred around a funeral. Katrina loved the basic premise, which essentially traces the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery with humorous undertones, and gave an instant go-ahead to Vikas,” revealed a source close to the project.
The film is expected to go on the floors soon. “It was supposed to kick off in May, but following the coronavirus scare across the world, the makers are waiting for things to settle down before heading for a recce,” informed the source
He also said that Katrina is expected to go through several rounds of readings to understand the intricacies of her multi-layered character. “She is looking to push the envelope and explore new genres in this phase of her career which, in a way, is a journey of self- discovery too.”
Apart from the funeral, the relationship between father and daughter is integral to the narrative. “Vikas and Katrina have discussed the central character of the father with Amitabh Bachchan who has shown a keen interest in doing the film. However, he is yet to sign on the dotted line,” added the source, saying the trio met several times in February and the formalities were to be closed by March.
“But there’s a delay in both production and casting given the virtual shutdown of the film industry at the moment.”