Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has refuted media reports that his upcoming movie with best friend Ranbir Kapoor is a superhero drama. Ranbir and actress Alia Bhatt are coming together for the first time in Ayan’s next directorial venture, which has been touted to be the remake of Hollywood superhero comedy, ‘Deadpool.’
Ranbir Kapoor’s next film with director Ayan Mukerji is not a superhero film, news agency PTI reports. Dragon, as the film is called, stars Ranbir and Alia Bhatt but there will be no capes or crime-fighting involved after all. “A lot of people have been saying that it is a superhero film. But it’s not. It’s in fact, a modern-day romantic fantasy,” Ayan told PTI. This obviously means that Dragon isn’t going to be a remake of Ryan Reynolds’ Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool, as has been speculated. Ranbir Kapoor is best friends with Ayan Mukerji and has starred in both of his previous films, Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
A lot of people have been saying that it is a superhero film. But it’s not. It’s in fact, a modern-day romantic fantasy,” Ayan told to media.
The filmmaker also revealed that he will be shooting the movie in August, once Ranbir is done working on Sanjay Dutt biopic.
“Ranbir won’t do this film and Dutt simultaneously. He has already begun shooting for Dutt and it should be done by August. That’s when I will start with him and Alia Bhatt.”
At the event, the filmmaker was also asked for the reaction to the attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali allegedly by members of Karni Sena, who have a problem with the film’s script.
Ayan said that as someone who looks up to Bhansali, the incident came as a rude shock.
“As a young filmmaker and someone, who really respects Sanjay Leela Bhansali, I feel it’s sad and shocking. It shouldn’t have happened. It was really unfortunate.”