Producer Mahesh Bhatt says Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt have not yet signed for Aashiqui 3 in contrast to reports.
Earlier, co-producer Mukesh Bhatt had confirmed that Sidharth and Alia, who are reportedly dating each other, will be coming onboard for the third instalment of the hit romantic-drama.
“I don’t think you can say that they are anyway official close to putting their pen on paper to say yes to that (film). It is an incorrect assumption to say that they are a part of Aashiqui 3,” Bhatt told said.
First part of the franchise was released in 1990 and went on to become one of the biggest hits of Hindi cinema. Its sequel, Aashiqui 2, in 2013 was directed by Mohit Suri and starred Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Bhatt says the makers haven’t given Aashiqui 3 a “serious thought” and are waiting for things to fall in place.
“We are still far away from giving it, what is called, any serious thought. There is a franchise that we are committed to, but we don’t know when everything will go in the right direction,” he said.
The filmmaker, however, says that the fourth instalment of Murder franchise is something, which is definitely on cards.
“Murder 4 is a certainty which will definitely come. It is a very lucrative franchise for us. You should be certainly looking forward to that,” he said. Bhatt is currently awaiting the release of Raaz Reboot starring Emraan Hashmi. The horror film, which also features Gaurav Arora and Kirti Kharbanda, is set to open in theatres on September 16. – CINEWS