Actress Alia Bhatt is poised to make history as the first female lead in Yash Raj Film’s “spy universe.” Production for the film, in which Bhatt will portray a “super agent,” is set to commence in 2024, according to Variety. The spy universe, created by producer Aditya Chopra, began with the Tiger franchise starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, encompassing “Ek Tha Tiger” (2012) and “Tiger Zinda Hai” (2017), and continued with “War” (2019) featuring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. The most recent installment, “Pathaan,” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, has been the biggest Indian hit of the year thus far.
A trade source informed Variety that Alia is currently one of the most prominent superstars in the country, and in the YRF spy universe, she will assume the role of a super agent alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Hrithik Roshan. This upcoming action-packed spectacle will undoubtedly captivate audiences as Alia’s character takes on an intense mission that pushes her to her limits, further expanding the YRF spy universe.
The untitled film will present Alia in an unprecedented and fresh manner. Her inclusion in the YRF spy universe demonstrates Aditya Chopra’s commitment to engaging a broad spectrum of audiences with this franchise. Alia is a beloved actress who resonates deeply with the youth and Gen Z in India. Her portrayal of a spy in this adrenaline-fueled entertainer will offer a unique and thrilling experience for the various audience segments she appeals to, the source added.
Alia’s leading role in a YRF spy universe film solidifies her stature on par with the biggest heroes of our time. Aditya Chopra is highly optimistic about Alia’s ability to spearhead and establish a franchise within the spy universe independently, and he is sparing no expense to create a jaw-dropping cinematic spectacle, the source revealed.
The next film in the spy universe, “Tiger 3,” is scheduled for a Diwali 2023 release, followed by “War 2,” featuring Hrithik Roshan, Jr NTR, and Kiara Advani in leading roles.
Meanwhile, Alia’s upcoming film is director Karan Johar’s “Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” where she stars opposite Ranveer Singh. The film is set to hit theaters on July 28.