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Still in talks: Abhishek Bachchan on film with Aishwarya Rai

Abhishek spoke on the sidelines of the 20-year celebration of the movie Border on Sunday. Border was directed by J.P. Dutta, who also gave Abhishek Bachchan his Bollywood debut Refugee.

bollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2017 18:18 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a still from Umrao Jaan.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a still from Umrao Jaan.

The Bollywood grapevine is abuzz that real life husband and wife Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are coming together for a film. But Abhishek says they are still in talks and that he would rather have the producer make the announcement. The two actors are reportedly being cast in Anurag Kashyap’s production titled Gulab Jamun.

Asked about it, Abhishek said, “That film is not directed by Anurag Kashyap. It will have a new director and will be produced by Anurag Kashyap. We are still in talks with Anurag about that and right now we can’t announce anything because I feel the producer is the right person when it comes to announcing a film.”

Abhishek spoke on the sidelines of the 20-year celebration of the movie Border on Sunday. Border was directed by J.P. Dutta, who also gave Abhishek Bachchan his Bollywood debut Refugee. Talking about his equation with Dutta, Abhishek said, “I am here as an actor because of J. P. Dutta and I owe them (Dutta and J.P. Films) everything.”

Reminiscing memories of Border, Abhishek said, “I had seen this film in Metro theatre in Mumbai on its first day of release. Border is more than just a film. Border made one feel patriotic.”

Asked about the trend of remakes and sequels in Bollywood, he said, “Today, most filmmakers make a sequel of their earlier films because it’s a marketing ploy and it is good for the films. As far as ‘Border’ is concerned, we won’t be able to remake a film such as Border because it is still fresh in everyone’s mind.”

“Only J.P. Dutta can make a sequel of it but he is not willing to do that,” he concluded.