Allu Arvind signs on Ranbir Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha

After duds like Rakta Charitra, Rann and Jhoota Hi Sahi, producers Allu Arvind and Madhu Mantena intend to bounce back in Bollywood with a big ticket entertainer in 2012.

Apparently, they’ve made a casting coup of sorts and roped in happening stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha to play lovers in their next film. In between, they even thought of remaking Magadheera and 100% Love in Hindi but shelved the idea, and even disposed off the remake rights of 100% Love to another producer.

“We have been listening to various scripts but we were really impressed with an exciting script narrated by director Vikramaditya Motwane, of the critically acclaimed Udaan,” says a source from the production house.

On choosing an off-beat film-maker, the source adds, “He proved his talent with his first film. Now, he has come up with a racy, romantic comedy and we also found the appropriate casting to make it a wholesome entertainer,” The shooting will commence in 2012 and could be released by year-end.

“We’ll leave no stone unturned and shoot on a lavish budget since we just need a big money-spinner.” Only time will tell if the producers can recreate the magic of their super hit Ghajini.

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