MUMBAI: Film production and music company Tips has signed director Shoojit Sircar (Yahaan fame) on board to direct various projects for the banner.
Confirming the development to Businessofcinema.com, Tips managing director Ramesh Taurani says, "We have signed Shoojit Sircar on board and are looking at making three films with him."
Under this collaboration, the first film — a period romantic titled Tunnel 103 — will go on floors by 2008 year end or early next year. The film is written by Gulzar.
"Tunnel 103 is a story of two engineer friends in present time and goes back to 1923, and is based around railway track of two Indian cities Kalka-Shimla. Currently the casting for this film is underway," says Sircar.
Apart from this, Sircar is scripting his second film for Tips, titled Hamara Bajaj. This film is based in Agra and is a satirical on small town aspirants who come to Mumbai to become actors. "Currently we have already locked Tunnel 103 and Hamara Bajaj. I am scripting more films now and depending on the performance of these movies we will make more movies together," adds Sircar.
Sircar is currently shooting Shoebite starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dia Mirza and Sarika for UTV. The film will be wrapped by September.