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Ranbir Kapoor to co-produce sequel to Anurag Basu's Life In A... Metro

The actor enters production with Anurag Basu for the sequel to Life In A... Metro.

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Mayur Lookhar

Anurag Basu is fast emerging as Ranbir Kapoor’s favourite director. Whether he is successful or not, the actor shares a great bond with the filmmaker.

Kapoor first joined hands with Basu for Barfi! (2012), which earned him the Filmfare Best Actor award. The Barfi! star then signed on for another project, Jagga Jasoos, and even did a cameo in Basu’s production, Fuddu (2016).

Now, Kapoor is set to extend his association with Basu to production. The Barfi! star set to co-produce the sequel to Basu’s Life In A... Metro (2007).

Confirming the news, Basu told a daily, “Ranbir is teaming up with me as a producer. Though I may want him to play a pivotal role in the film, I don’t know whether he would be interested. He will always have the first right of refusal.” Perhaps another cameo may be in the offing.

Buzz has it that Kangana Ranaut may not return for the sequel. The only confirmed cast member is Irrfan Khan, who will be returning to Basu's fold. 

“Irrfan is committed to the sequel. We haven’t worked together in years. In the last four-five years, we almost teamed up on two films, but they didn’t work out. So this time, we’re on,” Basu told the daily.

Life In A... Metro was a slice-of-life film of the love stories of four different set of individuals – all based in Mumbai. Sharman Joshi, Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shilpa Shetty and Shiney Ahuja played pivotal roles in the film.