Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan in talks for the next Imtiaz Ali

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Imtiaz Ali is currently busy with the postproduction of his next film, Aaj Kal, with Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, which is a sequel to his 2009 romantic comedy Love Aaj Kal, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.

But the filmmaker ace has already blocked his next script. Sources revealed that Imtiaz Ali is backing a film based on the popular Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila and is considering Ayushmann Khurrana or Kartik Aaryan for the lead role. Reportedly, the filmmaker, in a joint venture with Reliance Entertainment, has acquired the rights to make the film and is interested in blocking the actors and their appointments soon.

Often known as Elvis de Punjab, Chamkila rose to fame in the 80s with his songs that talked about extramarital affairs, drug abuse and the patriarchal mentality of Punjabi men, reflecting the realities of life in the state . His songs made him a figure as controversial as he was famous during the night.

A source close to the filmmaker revealed: "The creators obtained permission from the singer's family to translate the story of his life in the celluloid. While the script is underway, the creators are already releasing names for the male protagonist. Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan are propitiated as the main candidates for the role, Imtiaz will be creatively involved in the film and train his focus on it after the launch of his Valentine's Day offering featuring Kartik and Sara Ali Khan. has been finalized. "