Anushka is Hirani’s lead


Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial next has been perhaps one of the most anticipated projects of recent times.
In 2009, the minute Hirani was done with ‘3 Idiots’, speculations regarding his next project began. And though what the director has in mind, as far as the story is concerned, is still unclear, he has surely found himself a leading lady. For Hirani’s next project ‘Peekay’, the filmmaker has chosen YRF favourite Anushka Sharma. The actress’ close friend confirmed the news.
A source close to the project informed, “Hirani and Anushka had a couple of meetings recently. Hirani considers Anushka to be a very talented girl. He feels she has a lot of spunk.” According to the source, Aamir Khan, who starred in Hirani’s last film, may make a comeback as the male lead in the project. “That is almost final. But let’s see. An official announcement with respect to the male actor will be made soon,” added the source. Talking about the Hirani project, Anushka’s friend added, “This is a very big step in Anushka’s career. A few months ago, she signed Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola’.
Now, she is doing ‘Munnabhai’ director Hirani’s next.”