"I have written a lot of films for Anil Kapoor and have known him for a long time now. One day, as a writer on a film in which Anil ji was also acting, the director of that film was not well. So I was told to direct a scene with Anil Kapoor. After that shot, he told me that whenever you direct your film, I would love to act in it," Bazmee said in a statement.
"He was very happy with me that day and told me that I directed that scene with so much clarity," he added.
"After all these years, there is great understanding that we have with each other on the sets and we don't have to explain anything to each other much. We both know each other's strengths," he said.
The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani's Cine1 Studios and is slated to have it's worldwide release on July 28.