Alia Bhatt to headline YRF’s next in spy universe, to play a super agent in a ‘never seen before’ avatar

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Alia Bhatt is the latest actor to join Aditya Chopra’s spy universe and will now star in a female-led film that will go on floors in 2024.
Alia had once played a spy in Raazi but this role in the YRF film will reportedly feature her in a never seen before avatar. Alia is currently awaiting the release of her Hollywood debut Heart of Stone, in which she plays the antagonist. She also has Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani in her kitty.
Alia to play spy in out-and-out action entertainer: Report
Talking about Alia’s entry in YRF’s spy universe, a Pinkvilla reported quoted a source as saying, “Aditya Chopra and the team have planned an epic female-led spy film with Alia Bhatt which is expected to push her to the edge. Alia’s inclusion to the Spy Universe indicates that Aditya Chopra is leaving no audience segment out of the equation. She will be playing a spy in an out-and-out action entertainer, and this will be a big novelty for the audience base that she appeals to. It’s going to be Alia Bhatt like never before.”
The source further added, “Aditya Chopra is very bullish about Alia and has big plans for her character arc in his universe. He is looking to start a franchise within the Spy Universe centered around Alia’s character and he will pull all stops to mount the yet untitled film on a scale that none can imagine.”
More about YRF’s spy universe
YRF’s spy universe came into being with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger, followed by the sequel Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017. Hrithik Roshan joined the spy universe with 2019 film War, which also had Tiger Shroff but his character died in the film. It was then followed by this year’s Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Now Tiger 3 is in the works and will bring back Salman and Katrina again. War 2 starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger vs Pathaan starring Salman and Shah Rukh are also in works.