A massive casting development has surfaced today. It is in the air that Amitabh Bachchan has been finalised to play a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji's next directorial venture. It is said to be a superhero Film, which stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles. It is scheduled to be a Christmas 2016 release.

Ayan Mukherji has delivered eccentric movies like Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in past. Mukherji tasted commercial and critical appreciation with Wake Up Sid starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles. On the other hand, Mukherji's second directorial venture Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor, went onto become of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema but received lukewarm response from the critics.

The upcoming superhero flick from Ayan Mukherji will be his third consecutive movie with Ranbir Kapoor. Everyone is aware of the strong bond that the director-actor duo share as friends and it's clear that Mukherji wrote the story keeping Ranbir Kapoor in mind.

After delivering a hat-trick of box-office disasters, Ranbir Kapoor is seriously working hard to revive his career. The failure of Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet didn't go quite well with the Kapoor boy. Currently, he has following movies lined up for release in 2015 and 2016.

  1. Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha starring Deepika Padukone
  2. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma
  3. Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos starring Katrina Kaif
  4. Ayan Mukherji's next film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt

With all these biggies in his bag, looks like Kapoor boy may indeed be set to resuscitate his career.

On the other hand, Alia Bhatt is currently at the peak of her career. After delivering four back-to-back hits, the ravishing Bhatt girl has a wonderful line-up of movies coming up.

  1. Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar starring Shahid Kapoor
  2. Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab starring Shahid Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan
  3. Shakun Batra's Kapoor and Sons starring Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and Rishi Kapoor
  4. Ayan Mukherji's next starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor

Ayan Mukherji has not disappointed his fans in the past.

It is expected that his upcoming movie will also meet the expectations of the audience. We can also hope that Ranbir Kapoor will serve up another blockbuster in his account after facing recent serious failures at the box-office.

The addition of Amitabh Bachchan has made the cast of the upcoming superhero flick all the more interesting. Let's wait for the latest developments about the movie and official confirmation about Big B's presence.