Zila Ghaziabad director’s next to star Abhishek Bachchan?
Anand Kumar is in talks with Jr Bachchan for a lead role in his new film Meerut Junction
Filmmaker Anand Kumar, who is looking forward to the release of his new film Zila Ghaziabad, is already working on his next project titled Meerut Junction and is keen to cast Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.“I am almost ready with the script of my next film Meerut Junction. It is a very rural film and I want to cast Abhishek in it. We are constantly in touch with him and he has liked the script. If things fall in place, we will start rolling soon,” said Kumar.
The director feels Abhishek is one of the few actors who are perfect for the role. “Abhishek is a wonderful actor and the role in Meerut Junction is a very rustic one, which we haven’t seen him playing (recently). The character in the film would be similar to the role that Amitabh Bachchan played in Kaalia. So it would be apt to cast Abhishek in the film,” Kumar said.
“Besides, Abhishek is a very urban and modern guy it would be fun to see him in a rustic look,” he added.
First Published: 7.30 PM IST 02.21.2013