For the first time in their respective careers, the Big B and Abhishek Bachchan are all set to swap their dates to accommodate the dates of the actor common to their two projects, both starring Rishi Kapoor.
This, so that Rishi can do Umesh Shukla's film with Abhishek Bachchan.
Says a source, "Umesh Shukla is very keen to cast Rishi Kapoor as Abhishek's father in his social comedy. But this film starts in July. Rishi doesn't have time before November. So they're trying to shift Rishi's dates for Mehrunissa with Big B to later during the year to accommodate Umesh's film with Rishi and Abhishek. So father and son Bachchan are basically swapping dates to accommodate Rishi."
Says Umesh, "Yes, Rishiji and Abhishek are on. Their characterisation and character graphs are very strong. In fact we will complete the film this year itself. I am now in the sixth draft of my script. And the way the script has shaped up, the role of the heroine opposite and Abhishek is very strong. Rishiji and Abhishek have worked together in Rakeysh Mehra's Delhi 6. But they didn't have many scenes together. Here they will be cast as father and son. And they both have very important roles. I've narrated the script to both individually. Now I'll narrate it jointly to them."