Rajkumar Santoshi to make an action film with Amitabh Bachchan

MUMBAI: Rajkumar Santoshi does not believe in taking a break from film making. Inspite of his last success at the box office, with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, the director is all set to make an action film and has already got the nod from Amitabh Bachchan.

Speaking exclusively to Businessofcinema.com, the filmmaker divulged, “Amitji has signed up for my film. We are talking to Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn. Dates need to be finalized and schedules thereafter to be worked out. I think, within a week we should lock all these loose ends.”

Talking about the subject of the film, Santoshi said, “It is an action film with a powerful social message as an undercurrent. The final draft is still being worked upon. I am waiting for that to be done before we can proceed with other pre production responsibilities.”

Santoshi’s comic caper with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, hit the bull’s eye at the box office, but Santoshi who likes to dabble with different subjects and treatments for his films, wants to try out the action format.

The filmmaker has been closeted in his office in suburban Mumbai, working out various subjects for his forthcoming films. He however denied reports that he is working on an English film. He said, “It is not true. I am not working on any English film. And I am only working currently on my action script. Once that gets done, I can look at other projects.”

Santoshi has been in Mumbai looking after his ailing mother and as such has not been able to work out a vacation for himself. But he promised that once things are on track, he will definitely take time off for himself.