Russian film-maker Alexey Petruhin is reported to have approached Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor to star in his ambitious project 'VIY: Journey To India'. Confirming that both the stars have been approached for the project, Alexey told Indian Express, "We have approached SRK to be the lead actor and also the co-producer of the film. We are awaiting confirmation from him. The another actor we have approached is Ranbir Kapoor. We want to bring SRK and Ranbir together."
The project has a budget of a whopping 40 Million US dollars! Talking about the film, Alexey said, "Journey to India is about bringing Russia and India together. It's a big movie and the budget will be around 40 million US dollars."
He further commented, "We were looking for an actor who is like a leader in this industry with his own production house. Like from China, we signed Jackie Chan who is also a producer. So we have approached SRK and I am sure he will be interested in this type of project because it has world-class appeal and the film will be released all over the world."
"The scope of Russian films in India and Indian films in Russia is still not there. I have watched a lot of Indian movies. And that is why we have decided to do this joint collaboration between India and Russia in the form of VIY: Journey to India," quipped Russian film-maker Alexey Petruhin.