Ravi Kishan signs Yash Raj`s next

Last Updated: May 19, 2012, 14:10 PM IST

New Delhi: It`s good times for Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan`s Bollywood career. After working with directors like Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam, the actor has now bagged a film to be produced by Y-Films, a subsidiary of the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner.

The movie, ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’, is a teenage love story, to be directed by debutant Ashima Chibber. It features Saqib Saleem in the lead role, while the female lead will be a new face.

"After working with big directors like Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam, signing Yash Raj is a big step in his career. He has always done films with a big star cast but signing this prestigious banner takes him one step ahead," said a source.

"All his forthcoming films - be it with Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol or Prateik - have him in very prominent characters. All these films will make people sit and take notice of him for sure," the source added.

The actor has an interesting mix of films waiting to hit the screens. Some of them include ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ with Sanjay, ‘Mohalla Assi’ with Sunny and ‘Issaq’ with Prateik.

IANS