Umesh Shukla to direct a comedy with Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai: Director Umesh Shukla, who tasted success with his debut film `Oh My God`, will be next working on a comedy project with actor Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.
"I am doing a film with Abhishek. I have met him and narrated the story line in short. He has liked it and has showed his interest towards it. I am still working on my script and will meet Abhishek once again with a proper draft," Shukla told reporters.
Shukla`s directorial venture `Oh My God` had Paresh Rawal playing the role of an atheist while Akshay Kumar was seen in a modern day avatar of Lord Krishna.
The film was a satirical-comedy-drama on religion and did well at the box office after its release on September 28 last year.
This time again, Shukla is going to have a social element in the film.
"I can`t talk about it now as I am still working on my story. All I can say is it will be of social relevance coupled with comedy."
When asked about the leading lady, he said, "I haven`t thought of anyone yet."
The film is likely to be backed by Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series, and Shyam Bajaj.
"The film will go on floors this year," Shukla said.
The director was even toying with the idea of making a film on scams and share market which has been put on hold.
He was also planning to work with ‘Dabangg 2’ star Sonakshi Sinha, but nothing is happening on that front also.
"The film on scams is on hold. While for the one with Sonakshi, nothing is finalised yet. If things work out then we would work. I would need a good script for Sonakshi," Shukla said.