Ranbir Kapoor teaming up with Barfi! director Anurag Basu for Life In A Metro 2
Ranbir Kapoor teaming up with Barfi! director Anurag Basu for Life In A Metro 2. Pictured: Anurag Basu (on the left) and Ranbir KapoorVarinder Chawla

Director Anurag Basu is set to produce and direct the sequel to hit movie Life In A... Metro. The film will be co-produced by Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir, who has worked with the director in Barfi! and is set to showcase their magic in Jagga Jasoos, is teaming up with Anurag for the third time.

While fans may believe that the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor will be playing the lead in the film, it has been revealed that Ranbir is only collaborating as a producer.

"Ranbir is teaming up with me as a producer. Though I may want him to play a pivotal role in the film, I don't know whether he would be interested. He will always have the first right of refusal," Anurag told the Times of India.

Coming to the cast of the sequel of the urban relationship drama, rumour has it that Kangana Ranaut, who played a pivotal role in the film will not feature in it. However, Irrfan Khan will be a part of the sequel. "Irrfan is committed to the sequel. We haven't worked together in years. In the last four-five years, we almost teamed up on two films, but they didn't work out. So this time, we're on," he added.

Meanwhile, the shooting of Jagga Jasoos, which also has Ranbir's ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif, has been completed. Ranbir, on the other hand, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Besides Ranbir, the film also has an ensemble cast of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan.