Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan, were last seen in Gautham Menon’s romantic film, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001) opposite Dia Mirza. Now, 17 years later the two actors are set to reunite for a historical drama that will be produced by Aanand L Rai and directed by Navdeep Singh. The film is reportedly expected to take off in Rajasthan, followed by shooting schedules in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh.

In an interaction with Mumbai Mirror, a source was quoted as saying, “The shoot kicks off in Rajasthan, where the story is set, in the first week of February. Since it’s a period film, Saif and Madhavan will be training in sword-fighting and horse-riding. They will require a lot of prosthetics and the team has been working on their look for a long time. Last week, there was a final look test in Mumbai and the film is ready to roll now.” (ALSO READ : Kaalakaandi Movie Review: Saif Ali Khan’s Dark Comedy Gets Mixed Reactions From Critics)

As far as the female lead is concerned, rumours are rife that Mukkabaaz actress, Zoya Hussain, has been approached to star in the film. On the other hand, Deepak Dobriyal, known for his phenomenal performances in Tanu Weds Manu, Hindi Medium and Kalaakaandi among others, has been reportedly roped in as well.  Reports suggest that filmmaker Navdeep opted out of a gangster drama titled Kaneda, produced by Anushka Sharma’s production house, starring Arjun Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and the actress, to focus on this film.