Vijay Krishna Acharya has signed the 42-year-old actor for his next film "Thug", an action adventure which will be produced by the Yash Raj Films.

There is a buzz that the movie will be on the lines of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Hrithik will be playing the part of 'Jack Sparrow' essayed by Hollywood star Johnny Depp.

"The film with Hrithik is not as reported. It is not on the lines of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. The film has all elements like drama, action, humour, romance, song. It's an action adventure film," sources said.

A formal announcement regarding the movie will be made soon. The "Bang Bang" star will be seen next in Ashutosh Gowariker's "Mohenjo Daro", a period drama.

He has started working on director Sanjay Gupta's "Kaabil". Also starring Yami Gautam, the project will be produced by Rakesh Roshan.

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