Hrithik has finally signed the Rs 35 crore-three-film deal with Adlabs. And the confirmation of this comes straight from the horse’s mouth – Manmohan Shetty himself. “Yes, Hrithik has signed the deal. It is for doing three films with us through three years. That means he will put aside a bulk of his prime dates for doing those films with us.” And what kind of films will they be? Post Krrish, he’s got an action and superhero tag to him. “At this moment, all I can reveal is that we are looking at largerthan-life films with obviously, Hrithik in the lead.” Will Adlabs be including the sequel to Krrish as a part of these three films? “No,” says Manmohan. “That is Rakesh Roshan’s baby and will remain so. We are looking at other scripts. Hrithik has already seen a few of them, and in a couple of months, we should be able to finalise the first film,” he adds.
Rakesh Roshan, on his part, confirms that Hrithik has signed the deal. “Yes. He has signed it. He’s looking at a few scripts now,” he told us. Ask him for further details and he says, “At this moment, only the scripts are being read and readied. As for the rest, I guess Manmohan and Hrithik will have to discuss things.”
But our source gave us a few details. “Hrithik has already heard his first script at his residence a few days back. In fact, he has also accepted the first installment from Adlabs recently. There are three scripts being developed simultaneously which Hrithik will go through and finalise. He is extremely choosy about his characters and maybe that’s the reason he made some changes to the first script as well. The script will be reworked according to the changes,” says our source. Apparently, Hrithik gets to decide his costars, directors and the cast for all the three films. And, if sources are to be believed, John Mathew Mathan will be directing the first film. “Right now, he is one of the names being considered strongly by Adlabs and Hrithik,” says the source.