Big B, Rishi Kapoor to share screen after 20 yrs

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are going to act alongside after 20 long years in Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Mehrunnisa.’. They were last seen together in Shashi Kapoor's 'Ajooba in 1991.  Interestingly, Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor will be play the young role of Amitabh and Rishi.

Talking about the project, 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.

Neither Sudhir Mishra nor Nikhil Advani commented on the film. “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 earlier worked in blockbusters like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Naseeb.’