Saif to pair with Deepika again, project goes on floor in April

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 14:50 PM IST

Mumbai: Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan will be seen together again in Illuminati Films` next untitled project which will go on floor in April next year.

The two were last seen in "Love Aaj Kal" produced by Illuminati Films, the production house owned by Saif and Dinesh Vijan.

The untitled project scripted by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali will be directed by Homi Adajania who earned critical acclaim for his movie Being Cyrus and will be shot in London, Spain and Delhi.

Speaking about the film, Homi Adajania said," It`s a similar space from where Love Aaj Kal left off and then it roller-coasters from there... Imtiaz has given us a hysterical and open-minded celebration of relationships that explore the various choices that life may offer... and what people are willing to surrender for love or sacrifice for friendship."

Saif Ali Khan said he was looking for a script, as contemporary and relevant as this, to come his way and it has been worth the wait.

"I`m very excited about this story. It is romantic, funny and has a great balance of drama and entertainment. I`ve wanted to do a love story with a modern sensibility and treatment and I know that Homi will give us exactly that. I`m also looking forward to my pairing with Deepika again.... She has a fantastic role in this and I think she has grown impressively since Love Aaj Kal and will handle it very well," he said.

According to Deepika, the script is edgy and quirky and had an instant connect for her.

"I have seen Homi's Being Cyrus, and absolutely love his work. I have great respect for him and I am confident he is the perfect choice to direct this film. I have not played shades of a character like this before," she added.

Dinesh Vijan, Saif's partner in Illuminati, is happy that they have taken their time and chosen their projects wisely.

"At Illuminati, Saif and I have always wanted to develop projects of diverse genres and stories that we believe in. We want to take our time and create content that today's well-exposed audience might like. Imtiaz has given us a beautiful story. Audience loved Saif and Deepika in Love Aaj Kal and I am happy that we could bring this pair together again,"he added.

PTI