Abhishek Bachchan & Ileana D’Cruz to star in ‘Life In A… Metro 2’?

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    After Saif Ali Khan, Rajkummar Rao, Sidharth Malhotra and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the latest names which are being associated with Anurag Basu’s ‘Life In A… Metro 2’ are Abhishek Bachchan and Ileana D’Cruz. Reportedly, both the actors have been approached to play one of the lead couples in the movie, which is a sequel to Basu’s 2007 hit relationship drama ‘Life In A… Metro’.

    “Anurag has launched Ileana and they share a good rapport. So, it’s no surprise that he approached her for this film. She is equally excited about this. However, the paperwork is yet to happen. Abhishek Bachchan is, too, being considered for the film and Anurag has given him the narration. He has liked the script,” a well-placed source divulges the information.

    The source goes on to add, “Anurag Basu is currently working on the final edit of the script and simultaneously is also locking the cast. The makers are aiming to release the movie sometime in July-August next year. But the release date isn’t final yet.”

    ‘Life In A… Metro’, featuring an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Shilpa Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangana Ranaut and Sharman Joshi, was one of the biggest hits of the year 2007 with its music being popular even today. Talks about a sequel to the successful films have been around for years now, but nothing was final until director Anurag Basu shared the news recently. Earlier, there were reports that Ranbir Kapoor wanted to co-produce the movie, but now we hear that T-Series has come onboard to co-produce it.

    More details along with the final cast are awaited. An official confirmation may come out soon.

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