Arjun Kapoor’s next to be directed by Ram Gopal Varma’s protege

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MUMBAI: After Shimit Amin who made ‘Ab Tak Chappan’ for Ram Gopal Varma and then migrated to Yashraj Films to make the successful ‘Chak De!’ and the dud ‘Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year’, another Ram Gopal Varma protégé Atul Sabharwal is all set to make a big-budgeted film for Yashraj.

The film titled ‘Aurangzeb’ will feature Arjun Kapoor in a double role. However, the really interesting part  of the project is the debutant director’s slanted association with  Arjun Kapoor.

Sabharwal wrote  Arjun’s uncle Anil Kapoor’s murder thriller ‘My Wife’s Murder’ which Ram Gopal Varma produced.

Says a source, “That’s when Arjun, then a child, vaguely got to know Atul. To be now directed by him just shows that it’s small world. And the world of movies is even smaller.  Atul wanted to direct his own film for Ram Gopal Varma. But Ramu somehow never got around to  give him a chance. Atul came to Yashraj where he directed an excellent television series ‘Powder’. That’s when Aditya Chopra spotted the potential in Atul and asked him  to write a screenplay.”

Confirming Atul Sabharwal to be the director of his second film Arjun Kapoor says, “Yes I am doing the film.”

As for the film that Arjun will do for his father Boney Kapoor the details are still being worked out.It will probably be the one after ‘Aurangzeb’.