Rohit Shetty to cast Abhishek Bachchan for a negative role in Simmba

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    Last seen in Sajid Nadiadwala’s blockbuster comic-caper ‘Housefull 3’ (2016), actor Abhishek Bachchan is currently shooting for his next film ‘Manmarziyaan’. Helmed by Anurag Kashyap, the movie also stars ‘Pink’ (2016) fame Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles.

    Though Junior Bachchan is also expected to join the star cast of the upcoming instalment of the ‘Housefull’ (2010) series, as of now there is no official confirmation on that. Meanwhile, some reports say that filmmaker Rohit Shetty is very keen to join hands with Abhishek and might offer him the lead negative role in his upcoming directorial venture ‘Simmba’.

    Rohit and Abhishek have previously worked together on two projects, ‘Zameen’ (2003) and ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012). While the former had turned out to be an average affair at the ticket window, the latter was a big box office success which went on to join the coveted Rs. 100 club. Now, if reports are to be believed, the duo might come together for another masala entertainer ‘Simmba’.

    ‘Simmba’ primarily stars Ranveer Singh and newcomer Sara Ali Khan in central roles. Besides these two important characters, there is one more character of a powerful parallel villain, for which Rohit wants Junior B to come on-board. Reportedly, Karan Johar, who is co-producing the film with Rohit, is also backing the director to get the actor on-board.

    ‘Simmba’ is slated to release on 21st December 2018.

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