Mumbai: Aanand L Rai's film with Shah Rukh Khan has been in the news regarding its female lead ever since the announcement but the filmmaker says he is still working on the project.
There were reports that Katrina Kaif might feature in the "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" helmer's next opposite the 50-year-old "Fan" star.
When asked if Kaif has been signed for the film, Rai told reporters, "Well, I am working on the film. It is a love story. It is a very important film for me as a director and it will take little more time than what I was expecting and I am working on it."
The filmmaker was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming production "Happy Bhaag Jayegi" last evening.
The romantic comedy features Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal and Jimmy Shergill.
Rai said today makers are going for strong content driven films so as to fill the huge gap when there was a phase of films coming out with no sense of story.
"Even when I was not making films I used to feel we are cheating our audience in the name of stories. We promise them a story but we never give them, we either give them a set up or a star.
"The audience has lost faith in us, the makers, directors. To fill the void of no stories, we need to give them lot of stories and gain their trust. It has been going on since a few years and will take a little more time," he said.
Produced by Rai and directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film also features Momal Sheikh.