Rajkumar Hirani turns producer for Aamir's Peekay


By Hindustan Times

Rajkumar Hirani is all set to take on the role of producer for Aamir Khan's next Peekay. Vidhu Vinod Chopra is also part of the film as a presenter, reports Mumbai Mirror. "Of course, Hirani will direct the film as well. And while VVC (as Vidhu is better known) will only be a presenter, it does not imply he won't be involved with the film. Simply put, Peekay will release as: Presented by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films," a source close to the tabloid informs.

However, there is no animosity between Vidhu and Hirani.

"It's a natural progression for Hirani. After 3 Idiots, he was inclined to produce a film alone. He had harboured these intentions for quite some time, and now it is actually happening," the source added.

Wonder why Vidhu didn't produce the film? The producer is reportedly busing with another project. "VVC doesn't want to be involved in producing two films at the same time. So, he sat down with Hirani last week and it was decided amicably that both Chithiyan and Peekay would go on floors this year itself. Aamir had already allotted dates to Hirani for Peekay. It would have been too long for Hirani to wait for the completion of Chithiyan," explained the source.