Actor-producer Aamir Khan will be producing ex-wife and director Kiran Rao’s directorial comeback movie whose shooting has begun in Pune on January 8. This will be Rao’s comeback after 12 years. Her last movie ‘Dhobi Ghat.’
According to reports from Mid-day, a source revealed, "Kiran's next is a massy entertainer. Aamir loved the script when she narrated it to him, and instantly agreed to come on board as producer. The two continue to remain friends and collaborators after their divorce."
The film, written by Biplab Goswami with a screenplay by Sneha Desai, is centered on three characters. “After an extensive hunt, Rao found her lead in Sparsh Shrivastav of ‘Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega fame’. Besides the Netflix series, he has acted in several serials, including Balika Vadhu. For the remaining two leads, she has zeroed in on Pratibha Ranta, who was seen in Zee TV's ‘Qurbaan Hua’, and 15-year-old Nitanshi Goel, earlier seen in ‘Peshwa Bajirao’ and ‘Karmaphal Daata Shani’."
Owing to its subject, the film will be shot across different towns in Maharashtra. The source adds, "The first schedule, conducted in adherence with COVID-19 guidelines, will go on till January 20. Post that, the unit will take a break as per Covid protocol, and resume after a few weeks in the next location. Kiran intends to wrap up the shoot by April. The film will also mark the return of composer Ram Sampath and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya to the banner after Delhi Belly ."
Last year, Khan and Rao issued a joint statement in which they announced their separation. The statement read as, "In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives - no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together (sic)."
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As for Khan, he is currently working on 'Laal Singh Chaddha' which is a remake of the Hollywood movie 'Forrest Gump'. Actress Kareena Kapoor is also a part of the film.