Mumbai: The last time Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor were seen together was Mammohan Desai’s ‘Coolie’ (1983). Twenty-eight-years later, Big B and Rishi will once again share the screen space for Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Mehrunnisa.’
Apparently, producer Nikhil Advani has roped in the actors’ sons Abishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor for a cameo appearance in Mishra’s magnum opus.
Talking to a daily, a source revealed, “It is a script that Sudhir Mishra started writing in 1996. However, it failed to take off that time. Nikhil Advani was Sudhir’s assistant back then. After all these years, Nikhil approached Sudhir and asked him to rework the script. Saurabh Shukla is writing the dialogues for the film.”
Elucidating the storyline, the source said, “The film starts off with two old men played by Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor reminiscing about their past. Here is where Abhishek and Ranbir come in. They play their respective fathers’ younger selves.”
“Nikhil wanted to take this film on the floors this year. But both Ranbir and Abhishek are busy with other projects now. The film will go on floors only next year now,” said the source.
When contacted, Sudhir Mishra was unavailable while Nikhil Advani refused to make any comments. “Neither Nikhil nor Sudhir want to talk about the project right now. It’s a huge project and they want to announce it in a big way later. Both Amitabh and Rishi have loved the script and agreed to do it. In fact, the film should also star Sudhir’s favourite Chitrangda Singh,” added the source.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have earlier worked in super hit films like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Naseeb.’