Will Ajay and Shah Rukh team up?

May 09, 2012, 08:30 IST | Hiren Kotwani

Shah Rukh Khan and his nemesis Ajay Devgn might finally work in a film together, thanks to their respective best friends Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty

Looks like the impossible is going to come true. Strong buzz is that archrivals Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn might work together in a film, being made by their respective best friends Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty. The film is said to be a masala entertainer, and roping in both SRK and Ajay will be like getting their dream cast.

Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar

A source close to both the filmmakers confirmed that Karan and Rohit recently finalised a collaboration, which the former would produce and the latter will direct. “Since Karan is known to give a free hand to his directors, the film Rohit makes will be his kind of action comedy with some romance and emotions as well,” said our source.

About SRK and Ajay’s appearance, another industry insider says, “At one time, before Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna was finalised, Karan had approached Ajay with the script he was planning to cast him and SRK together in.

Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty

However, the script didn’t turn out as expected and the plan of bringing both actors was put on hold. Till last year when Rohit said in an interview post Singham that he would like to cast Ajay and SRK together in the future,” stated our source, adding that this could be that movie.

Olive branch?
Interestingly, this collaboration comes at a time when Rohit is wrapping up his upcoming film with Ajay, who’s also producing the film. After its release in July, he’s scheduled to start his next with Shah Rukh Khan.

“And reportedly, this script was to be made into a film with Ajay. But when the script of the remake of Angoor took time, Rohit offered the script to SRK, with Ajay’s approval,” recalled our source.

As another source associated with Rohit Shetty reveals, “In fact, both Ajay and SRK are open to the idea of working together. But of course, keeping in mind the kind of actors they are, the script also has to be that strong to require their on-screen face-off.” Both Karan and Rohit were unavailable for comment. 

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