Director’s Luv Ranjan’s next with Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor is eyeing to have a Christmas 2020 release. The film is an action drama, reportedly set in abroad. News daily has learnt that the makers are currently locking the script, post which they will begin shooting and try to wrap it up by April next year. The report also suggests that a lot of time would be required for post-production work since it’s a heavy-budget action film and therefore, December 2020 would make for perfect release time.

A source close to the film told Mumbai Mirror, “The plan is to go on the floors by December this year and wrap it up by April 2020. As it is an action-thriller, it will require prolonged post-production.”

Explaining how busy Luv is going to be for the next few months, the source said, “Luv has been working on the script for almost two years now. The first draft of the script is locked, and the film will go on the floors by the year-end. It is mounted on a huge budget. Once the final draft of the script is locked, Luv will go on a recce. After that, he will finalise a stunt team that will be a mix of Indian and international action directors.”

The yet-to-be-titled film features Ranbir in a larger-than-life action avatar. This is for the first time that the actor will be seen performing a full-fledged action hero on-screen. The source talked about the actors and said, “He (Ranbir) will be seen performing some stylish stunts alongside Ajay. The film’s team is planning action workshops for them ahead of filming. The heroine also has a strong character.”

This Luv Ranjan directorial reunites Ranbir and Ajay after 19 years. They were last seen together in Prakash Jha’s 2010 film Rajneeti. Both the actors have got a stunning lineup of films up their sleeves. Ajay, in fact, has got as many as six big movies, starting with a Luv Ranjan produced film De De Pyaar De with Tabu on May 17. He then has his most ambitious project till date — Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior releasing on January 10. Ajay has also signed Bhuj: The Pride Of India hitting the theatres on August 14 next year. He has got extended cameos in SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi. Ajay will also be seen in Amit Sharma’s Syed Abdul Rahim biopic.

Meanwhile, Ranbir is wrapping up his work on Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra will Alia Bhatt and is gearing up for YRF’s Shamshera in which he plays a dacoit.