Ajay Devgn is ready to work with Aditya Chopra‘s ‘Yash Raj Films’ for the first time ever in a superhero film along with debutant Ahaan Panday, cousin of actress Ananya Panday. The film was already speculated to have a massive budget, which has been now disclosed to be a huge amount of Rs.180 crore approximately. As per a report by Bollywood Hungama, Devgn shall be seen in some shades of negative character in the film where newbie Ahaan Panday shall play the role of a superhero.
“Being a superhero film, YRF has allotted Rs. 90 crores budget to the cost of production of the film in addition to the print and publicity expenditure and Ajay Devgn’s acting fees. Taking a tentative figure for both the expenses, the approx. budget of the film will come closer to the Rs. 180 crore mark, which is also among the costliest film for Ajay Devgn till date,” a source revealed to Bollywood Hungama further adding “It’s a template like Dhoom, however in the superhero universe. The character of baddie will be like a hero in the franchise, and more like a central character in every film. The franchise is also a long term launch plan for Ahaan, making it the most expensive and extensive launch till date in Hindi film history. Ajay’s character is said to be fantastic with phenomenal action, acting and screen time.”
The film is to be directed by Shiv Rawail who is also making his directorial debut in films along with Ahaan Panday. YRF production is likely to announce its ‘YRF Project 50′ to celebrate the 50 years of its existence in film industry marking the birthday of late Yash Chopra on 27th September where announcement of this superhero film is also expected.