Big B, Rishi Kapoor pairing after 28 years in Sudhir Mishra's Mehrunnisa

MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will reunite in Sudhir Mishra’s directorial venture Mehrunnisa, after their last pairing 28 years back when they shared screen space in Manmohan Desai’s blockbuster Coolie.

The project, produced by Nikhil Advani, will also have the actors’ sons Abhishek and Ranbir making cameo appearances in one of Mishra’s most ambitious projects till date.

While Amitabh and Abhishek have worked together in films like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj, Rishi and his son Ranbir have never shared screen space. “It is a script that Mishra started writing in 1996. However, it failed to take off that time. Advani was Mishra‘s assistant back then. After all these years, Advani approached Mishra and asked him to rework the script. Saurabh Shukla is writing the dialogues for the film,” revealed a source.

Talking about 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.”

The film will go on floors only next year now.

When contacted, Advani refused to comment on the project.

Though Amitabh and Rishi were a part of Rakeysh Omprakaash Mehra’s Delhi 6, the actors did not share any screen space. They have earlier worked in super hit films like Amar Akbar Anthony and Kabhi Kabhi.

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