Ranbir Kapoor seems like the next big thing in Bollywood is now looking forward to leave a mark in Hollywood as well.
According to reports, one of the biggest Hollywood studios has signed the actor for their first production in India and they will be co-producing the movie with Picture Shuru Productions, Ranbir and Anurag Basu’s new production house.
A source close to the development revealed: “While the studio has been in touch with other actors regarding venturing into India, they shook hands with Ranbir on Saturday.” The deal was agreed after a four-hour meeting between Ronnie Screwwala, Ranbir, Anurag, Siddharth Roy Kapur and others.
“It is a major professional milestone for Ranbir. He is very excited about this project but he is not someone who would like to talk about it,” the source said.
Disney has seemed to have agreed to a deal with Anurag Basu’s venture Jagga Jasoos. Apparently, there will be graphic novels and games based on Ranbir’s character.
“Anurag is putting everything into this film. UTV will handle pre-production and distribute the movie in India. In September, Ranbir and Anurag will go to Los Angeles to ideate with all the creative units of the studio. The first and the second part of the film will be extensively discussed and the plan is to make it the biggest franchise film ever to come to India. It is expected to go on floors in September 2014,” said the source.
When contacted, Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD Disney UTV, confirmed the story but didn’t divulge any further details.