Abhishek Bachchan was recently in news after walking out of the war drama Paltan, that too just hours before the movie was to begin shooting. No reason was given for his exit and it was quite mystifying since the director JP Dutta had launched Abhishek in Bollywood with Refugee and later worked with him in movies like LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan. Though the makers replaced him with Harshvardhan Rane, the mystery about his exit hasn't been solved yet.
Now we hear that the actor, who was last seen in 2016's Housefull 3, is being approached to play the parallel lead in Shahid Kapoor's next with Toilet Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh. Tentatively titled Roshni, the movie is about corruption in electricity board and how electricity is stolen in villages and small towns, leading to huge bills for innocent consumers. As per a report in Mid-Day, a source close the project revealed, "Abhishek was recently given a narration and was quite excited by the script. It is a story about two men — one is involved in electricity theft and the other starts a movement against the practice."
It is not yet revealed which character Abhishek Bachchan will be playing in the movie. When the newspaper contacted the producer Prerna Arora, she said, "Abhishek is surely on our wish list, but nothing has been finalised yet. We've already signed Shahid, who is the main lead of the film."
Shahid Kapoor is believed to be playing a lawyer in the movie, who fights a legal battle against the malpractices done in the name of electricity supply. Katrina Kaif is rumoured to be signed as the female lead, making it the first time these two have been paired together. However, the paper also mentions that Shahid Kapoor, is said to be averse to Abhishek being a part of the movie as he is not fond of two-hero films. Does that anything to do with Padmavati?
Watch this space for more updates on the project...
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