Alia Bhatt headlining spy universe film, says YRF CEO

Speaking at FICCI Frames, Widhani called the YRF spy universe "a financial and cultural juggernaut" and one of the studio's most-prized IPs

Updated - March 06, 2024 11:37 am IST

Published - March 06, 2024 11:26 am IST

Actor Alia Bhatt. File.

Actor Alia Bhatt. File. | Photo Credit: PTI

Alia Bhatt is headlining a film in the YRF spy universe, filming for which will begin later this year, Yash Raj Films CEO Akshaye Widhani said on Tuesday.

The YRF spy universe is an ambitious franchise that will see characters from different films cross paths. "Tiger" starring Salman Khan, "War" starring Hrithik Roshan, and "Pathaan" starring Shah Rukh Khan are part of the YRF spy universe.

Speaking at FICCI Frames, Widhani called the YRF spy universe "a financial and cultural juggernaut" and one of the studio's most-prized IPs.

"I will share the worst-kept secret in the industry, which is Alia Bhatt is headlining a spy universe film and that the schedule starts later this year ... We are actually just so thrilled and excited about having this IP in the studio," Widhani said, confirming reports about the actor's casting.

"There's a lot of stuff that's going to come into the spy universe. We are going to see more and more films getting made under it. For now, I can just say that Alia Bhatt is headlining a spy universe film," he said.

Bhatt is set to team up with Sharvari Wagh in the yet-to-be-titled film. They will play super-agents in the action entertainer.

The next film in YRF's spy franchise is "War 2", starring Roshan, NTR Jr and Kiara Advani. It will be directed by Ayan Mukerji.

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