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Confirmed! Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji to direct Hrithik Roshan's ‘WAR 2’, seventh film of YRF's spy universe
According to rumours, War 2 will be directed by Ayan Mukerji, with Hrithik Roshan playing the lead role. Ayan shared a lengthy statement on Instagram earlier on Tuesday, claiming to have received a "really amazing chance." He disclosed that he had been invited to helm "a really special movie."
Now, taking to Twitter on Tuesday, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, "Big development… Ayan Mukerji to direct War 2 for YRF… Hrithik Roshan confirmed… Aditya Chopra signs Ayan Mukerji to direct War 2… The seventh film in the YRF Spy Universe, which will follow the events of Tiger 3. Hrithik Roshan will essay the principal lead role."
He also tweeted, "YRF SPY UNIVERSE… Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War, Pathaan. Forthcoming Films…Tiger3, War2, Tiger Vs Pathaan. YRF Spy Universe."
Reacting to the update, a person tweeted, "Woah but should’ve been Siddharth Anand. Best action director currently!" "All the best team #war2 personally I feel. This movie should be directed by Siddharth Aanand," said a Twitter user. "Hope John will be there as Jim in it," read a comment.
A part of Ayan's note read, “I also have another piece of news to share...The Universe has presented me with a very special opportunity recently - a very special movie - to step into and direct! What the movie is... More on that when the time is right.”
He also added, "An opportunity that challenges me and terribly excites me... one where I will learn, be inspired and where I will grow! So, I have decided to take it up!! *Opening myself up to all the positive energies in this universe so I can do my best and contribute to that one thing that matters most to me - Indian Cinema! *Love and Light, Ayan."