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Now a sequel to Abhimaan

The Bachchan family may do Abhimaan 2 with Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan playing parents to Abhishek Bachchan, reports Vajir Singh.

entertainment Updated: Nov 29, 2007 18:45 IST
Vajir Singh

The buzz has been around for long. Amitabh Bachchan has been toying with the idea of a sequel to Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Abhimaan.

Now it is learnt that Pawan Kumar Jain will be making Abhimaan 2 with the Bachchan clan. The sequel reportedly will have Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan playing parents to Abhishek Bachchan. Aishwarya Bachchan will be the bahu.

When Pawan Kumar Jain approached Bachchan Sr with the idea, the actor agreed that the producer should find a director who is good with family dramas.

Vipul Amrutal Shah is being cited as the first choice. Pawan Kumar, former secretary to Shatrughan Sinha, had co-produced the original Abhimaan in 1973.

Sunil, Jain's son, was taken aback when quizzed on the project.

"Who told you this?, Nothing has been confirmed yet. We're planning something but don't want to reveal any detail."

Plans galore
On being prodded, he asserted that he was busy with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, that's up for release.

"Only after the film hits the theatres, will I start thinking about my next project," he said.

However, our source maintains that Jain is on the lookout for a suitable director for Abhimaan 2.

Oddly enough, a sequel to Abhimaan was also being planned by Rakeysh Mehra.. some three years ago. AR Rahman had even been contacted for the music score. Rahman had opted out then, because of other work commitments.