Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 8, 2013)
Adman Vinil Mathew is all set to graduate to directing films, and his first assignment will be a joint venture between Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.
What’s more, he is keen on casting Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra as the lead pair in what will be a love story he himself has developed.
A source told Mirror, “It’s a love story developed by Vinil and he will be directing it. Karan had several meetings with the team of Phantom Productions comprising Anurag, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl and both parties shook hands over the script.”
Added the source, “If Vinil wants Siddharth to do the film, Karan will ensure he gets his perfect casting. Meanwhile, Phantom is busy making all the preparations and taking the project ahead in top gear. If all goes well, Siddharth and Parineeti will romance each other in the film.“
The film is likely to go on floors in a few months. Despite repeated attempts, Anurag remained unavailable for comment.