PVR inks Rs 60 crore film deal with Santoshi


    MUMBAI: PVR, which started its film production plans with Aamir Khan, has now roped in director Rajkumar Santoshi for a deal under which the two will jointly produce movies.


    Of the two movies, one will be Ashoka starring Ajay Devgan in the title role and an untitled movie starring Shahid Kapur and Katrina Kaif.


    Confirming the development to Businessofcinema.com, PVR Films Cell CEO Ashish Saksena says, “We are in final stages of negotiations with Rajkumar Santoshi. It is a little early in the day to give out any details.”


    However, if sources are to be believed these two films will together be made on a budget of Rs 600 million (Rs 60 crores), with Ajay Devgan starrer Ashoka being the bigger budgeted film.


    Shedding more light on the films, Santoshi says, “Yes I will be co-producing these movies with PVR. The Shahid-Katrina starrer will go on floors in Mumbai by November this year and Ashoka will be shot mid next year.”


    In the mean time, Santoshi directed Halla Bol starring Ajay Devgan, Pankaj Kapoor and Vidya Balan will release by November end.