After breaking all records at the box office with their 2009 blockbuster 3 Idiots, Rajkumar (Raju) Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra & Aamir Khan are all set to roll the cameras for their next venture. Sources report that Aamir Khan has signed Raju Hirani’s next film. The film, which also stars Sharman Joshi, is tentatively named as Peekay and will be produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra who is currently celebrating his thirty years in the Indian cinema. The grapevine suggests that Anushka Sharma might be the leading lady of the movie.
Apparently, the storyline of Peekay is based on godmen and Raju Hirani is taking utmost care that no one gets hurt. The script of the movie is believed to have had as many as 17 drafts before it was finalized. “We have finished writing Peekay“, commented Raju Hirani.
Asked if the holy trinity of Bollywood would huddle up again, Raju Hirani said, “Yes, it would be a return.” Earlier, Aamir on his birthday had said, “I would love to do Raju’s film. But I want him to make the announcement. The script is very good. Raju is a very good director and a very good human being. We have spoken about a film, but it is better if he announces it.”
Aamir Khan has a busy calendar for himself in the coming two years, with Talaash hitting the screens in the later part of this year followed by Dhoom 3, which is scheduled to release in 2013. Talaash is a psychological thriller directed by Reema Kagti, which features Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. Talaash is well under-way, while the shoot for Dhoom 3 is slated to start in May. Rumours had that, Aamir signing this film has caused a delay in YRF’s action flick. Yash Raj Studios, however refuted this news.
The last time this trio got together during 3 Idiots, they smashed all the existing records in Bollywood including the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film. The film went on to win a galore of awards which included six Filmfare Awards including best film and best director, ten Star Screen Awards and sixteen IIFA awards.