Hrithik Roshan is returning as Major Kabir Dhaliwal with the sequel of War. PeepingMoon.com exclusively informed its readers that Aditya Chopra, the head of Yash Raj Films, has roped in Ayan Mukerji to direct the film. Taking the YRF Spy Universe forward, War 2 promises to be an adrenaline-pumping thriller.
Now, shooting up the excitement for War 2, the makers have signed Jr. NTR opposite Hrithik. Further details on his character in the sequel are yet to be disclosed in the media. The shooting of War 2 is expected to start around November this year.
YASH RAJ FILMS has pulled off a mega casting coup again for #War2... It's #HrithikRoshan versus #JrNTR in this action spectacle, directed by Ayan Mukherji... This film will only make YRF UNIVERSE the BIGGEST FILM FRANCHISE IN INDIA... Shooting begins around November 2023!
— Rahul Raut (@Rahulrautwrites) April 5, 2023
War released in 2019 and was directed by Siddharth Anand, who delivered a blockbuster with Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham's Pathaan. The thriller also starred Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor.
Talking about Ayan being the director, a trade source told PeepingMoon, "Aditya Chopra is choosing the captain of the ship for each YRF Spy Universe film strategically. Ayan has delivered big hits which appeal to all audience segments and has the pulse of Indian audiences. He has shown that he knows how to mount a film on a huge scale, which is essential for someone to direct War 2. Plus, he is a young filmmaker who can bring a different kind of newness to the Spy Universe. Ayan will have his unique take on how to make an epic action spectacle with War 2. Aditya Chopra trusts him to take the franchise forward. Ayan directing War 2 is probably the most exciting announcement of recent times. All eyes on him to make the franchise and the YRF Spy Universe bigger."