Ajay Devgn to romance Nicole Kidman in ‘Shivay’

Ajay Devgn has now become fully involved in his next project titled ‘Shivay’, after the release of Prabhu Deva’s venture ‘Action Jackson’. Devgn had started the recce for this film as soon as he finished ‘Singham 2’. He had repeatedly said that it would be a big budget film.

The budget indeed seems to be large because now the Bollywood actor turned director is in talks with the Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman who may play an important role in the film. Though the talks have not yet been finalized and the ‘Days of thunder’ actress has not yet signed on the dotted lines, excitement is already mounting because of the rumours.

The name of the film is derived from the third word of the Sanskrit chant ‘Om namah Shivay’. Ajay has the word tattooed on his chest. According to rumours the film is loosely based on the film ‘Shivam’ of Upendra in the south. It is going to be an action film and Devgn has confirmed that most of the cast will be foreign and the film will be shot in a number of international locales. Reportedly, the action director of ‘Fast and the furious’ has been brought on board for the project.

This is the second directorial venture of the actor. Ajay had founded his own production house in 2000 and its first production was the comedy titled ‘Raju Chacha’ where Kajol played the lead opposite Ajay. This film was followed by ‘U me aur hum’. It was co produced by Ajay and was his first directorial venture. Kajol was again in the lead. After this, Ajay ghost directed ‘Son of Sardar’ which was directed by Ashwini Dheer. During the shooting, he formed a close relation with Eros international which is now interested in participating in this big budget venture.

According to a source, "Ajay and Eros have a great working equation since the days of SOS, which despite clashing with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan amassed nearly Rs 140 crore. Now, they are looking forward to working together on Shivay."

It was first speculated that Kajol again will play the lead opposite Ajay. However, this is not so. Instead, Ajay is launching Sayesha – the grand niece of Saira Banu as the lead in this film.

If Kidman agrees, it will definitely be a coup and film lovers are eagerly waiting for the final results of the talks.

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