Saif Ali Khan to star in Anushka Sharma's next venture

Anushka Sharma has roped in Saif Ali Khan for his next production venture, titled, ‘Being Cyrus’. It is buzzed that the film will be helmed by ‘Delhi Belly’ director Akshat Verma and will see Saif in a completely new avatar. Saif’s brilliant comic timings has landed him the role.

The black comedy movie will reportedly be titled ‘Being Cyrus’. “Saif's impeccable comic timing landed him the role. He was in fine form in the dark comedy, Being Cyrus, and will be seen in a completely new avatar for Akshat's project too. It is a unique film, one that demands an actor of Saif's calibre”, a source told Mumbai Mirror.

The source added, “Anushka is heading a production house for the sheer love of films and to cater to the need for better content-driven projects. She will not be acting in all of her productions due to other commitments and the fact that she does not intend to be the face of every film. As a producer, the actress is focussing on bringing the best talents into the limelight”. The leading lady and the rest of the cast haven’t been decided as yet. 

According to the latest grapevine, Anushka Sharma’s production house Clean Slate Productions will have three releases this year and one of them will have Saif in the lead role.

Ansuhka has already started shooting for her next production venture, ‘Phillauri’, which is set against the backdrop of a Punjabi marriage. In the movie, she will be seen romancing Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh. The film is being directed by Anshai Lal. Anushka Sharma has asserted that the romantic comedy will have of “drama and craziness”.

The ‘PK’ actress is also busy with YRF’s ‘Sultan’ alongside Salman Khan.