Katrina and Abhishek to re-unite for Santoshi’s next

Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 18:51 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Putting to rest all rumours about them reluctant to work together again after they were seen together in ‘Sarkar’, Katrina and Abhishek are all set to feature in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s next comedy flick.

The untitled film will see Abhishek Bachchan in his first out-and-out comic role. And director Santoshi couldn’t find a better co-star than Katrina Kaif to feature in his next caper after he cast in her in his last quirky comedy ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’.

Kat, talking about her equation with Jr. B said to a daily, “I had done one of my earliest films (Sarkar) with Abhishek. And it was great fun. Somehow subsequent projects didn`t work out. I had decided whenever I work with him again; it would be in an out-and-out romantic subject.”

Santoshi, apparently was to direct Big B instead of Abhishek first. But with ‘Power’, put in a backburner, the versatile director thought of making a laugh riot ala APKGK.

Speaking to a daily, Santoshi said, “I`ve worked with Amitji before in ‘Family’ and ‘Khakee’. But I`ve still not worked with Abhishek. I am really looking forward to directing him for the first time.”

He further asid, “In him, I see great-untapped potential and a hunger to excel. There`s a very mischievous side to his personality, which has not been tapped in any film. I think Abhishek has great comic potential. When I wrote this script I thought of him immediately.”

The untitled film will be produced by Santoshi and will go on the floors early next year.

The filmmaker added, “I`ve done two comedies before (‘Andaaz Apna Apna’ and ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’). Both were warmly accepted. This will be my third. I can`t wait to get started.”