News|February 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Third time lucky for Abhay?

Having failed twice to launch his home banner, The Forbidden Films, with Junction and Basra, both of which were shelved due to financial crisis, Abhay Deol is ready to strike back again as a producer, with Bounty Hunter, a tentatively titled thriller. The offbeat star will not only play the lead role in the film but also double up as an executive producer.

Though this film’s title is similar to a Hollywood film starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, the plot is quite different from the Hollywood flick that released in 2010.

A source close to the star reveals,

Bounty Hunter is Abhay’s immediate next after Rock The Shaadi. He is already doing the pre-production of the film and it will go on floor as soon as he finishes the shoot of Navdeep Singh’s film.

Abhay is very involved in all his movies in general but for this film he will go a step further and take charge of the production as well. He is setting up his production team and also trying to pick up the threads of production on the sets of his current film.” Junction was supposed to star Chak De girls Vidya Malvade and Shilpa Shukla and Basra had Chitrangada Singh.

Reportedly, the film will have a foreign crew including the British director duo Sunandan and Yugesh Walia and will be made in English and Hindi.