Celebrated Director Rajkumar Santoshi has been out of films for quite some time now and now he will resurrect his career by making a film which will be produced by Tanu Weds Manu fame director Anand Rai. Anand Rai is clearly extending his hand as a producer in Hindi film industry as he produced Mukkabaaz which is directed by Anurag kashyap and is now producing Manmarziyan for the same. Anand is a self proclaimed Santoshi fan as by his own admission he has grown up loving his films.
Santoshi has made comedy classics like Andaz apna apna, Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahaani and action ones such as Ghayal and Ghatak. Santoshi has made films with nearly every superstar of their generations and has given blockbudterd. Santoshi has helmed patriotic subjects like Khakee and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Santoshi’s last film was in 2013 with Shahid Kapoor by the name of Phata Poster Nikla Hero and it was dead on arrival. Santoshi’s name has been attached to direct Ajay Devgn starrer Battle of Saragarhi but that film is now sabotaged as Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar have already started shootims for their battle of saragarhi film by the name of Kesari.
Anand Rai’s humor in Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanna has often been described as Rajkumar Santoshi’s off spring which always had an intense touch of drama in it. Anand Rai is currently busy directing Zero, which stars Shahrukh khan as a vertically challenged man or now a frowned upon word Dwarf . Zero also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in important roles. Release date of Zero is Christmas 2018. Project details of Raj Santoshi and Anand Rai are not revealed yet by the makers but it could be a light hrarted comedy as both of them endorse this genre very well in their cinematic expression.