Ayan Mukherjee on Dragon with Ranbir Kapoor: It's a modern-day fantasy love story

The film will feature a character who has a mystical connection with fire, but Mukherjee is yet to finalise the title, Dragon.


Director Ayan Mukherjee says his next film with actor Ranbir Kapoor will feature a character who has a mystical connection with fire. And since fire is the symbol of power, the director tentatively called the film Dragon though he is yet to finalise the title.

At the premiere of the Oscar-nominated film Moonlight on Tuesday, Mukherjee spoke about his film which is tentatively titled Dragon.

Mukherjee, who earlier directed Kapoor in films like Wake Up Sid (2009) and the 2013 blockbuster Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, said: "We've not yet locked the title. It is tentatively called Dragon. Somehow the word got out and everybody started asking me about the film's progress."

Explaining the reason behind the title, he said: "The boy has some mystical connection with fire. Fire is the symbol of power so, I called it Dragon. Let's see... I am not 100 per cent sure about the title, but I like something about it."

The director shared that rather than a superhero film, he would like to call the movie a "modern-day fantasy love story".

The film, produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, also features Alia Bhatt.

Kapoor will reportedly begin shooting for Dragon after he wraps up filming for the biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt.