Ranbir Kapoor
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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will be seen in Ayan Mukerji's untitled superhero project. What spices up this old piece of news is Anthony, Daniel Craig's fitness trainer from "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall", will train Kapoor.

"Ayan's script requires Ranbir to substantially bulk up but not look beefy. Anthony has been briefed accordingly and he's put RK on a diet which will help him gain muscle mass but not look disproportionately big," a source said, Mumbai Mirror reports. The source added that the trainer would be travelling with RK at all times, making sure his body is shoot-ready.

"RK's current exercise regime includes a lot of heavyweights, but they'll be executed systematically as he shoots for Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil through the monsoon," added the insider.

Since there has been no official confirmation as yet, this can be counted as a speculation.

The Kapoor scion appeared very thrilled to be part of Mukerji's project.  "I am excited to play the role of a superhero, but when we talk of superheroes, we just have one image — Spider-Man or Superman. But he (Ayan) isn't writing a film along those lines. I think it's a fantasy-based film, a mythological (based) in contemporary times," he said, according to Hindustan Times.

A few years ago, hiring a foreign professional would be labelled as something extraordinary, but today it has become a norm for makers to rope in international technicians for their films.

While British stuntman Greg Powell has reportedly designed an action sequence in Salman Khan's "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's "Jazbaa" has Hollywood stunt director Spiro Razatos to help the leading lady with her kicks and punches.

"Bang Bang" and "Kick", which boasted of extraordinary chases and fight scenes, had foreign imports working with their team. The films were also nominated at the Taurus World Stunts Awards.