"One of the reasons why I am keen to have Ajay in the film is because the women audience reacted very well to his romantic scenes in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. A lot of people feel that Ajay can leave a strong impression in romantic roles too, though he has been slotted in action and intense roles. He's my first choice for this role," Milan states.
Milan begins filming A Dirty Picture in February next year. Two more male characters are in the process of finalization. Rajat Aroraa, who had penned the much-acclaimed script of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, is scripting A Dirty Picture as well.
The winning combination of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai - producer Ekta Kapoor, director Milan Luthria and actor Ajay Devgn - are expected to team up again. Ekta and Milan's next film, like Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, is also a period film, about a controversial actress who had a titillating career and who ended up in the porn industry. The makers have confirmed Vidya Balan to enact the principal role, while Milan is keen to cast Ajay for the main lead. The film is titled A Dirty Picture.