On the auspicious day of Dussehra, Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram account to share the exciting news with his fans that he has teamed up with renowned filmmaker Anurag Basu for his next directorial venture. The actor shared a smiling photo of the director on his account and wrote, “On the auspicious day of Dussehra, we embark on a new journey. I hope Anurag is still smiling after I give my shot and the day is done too! #TakeTwo #ontothenextone.”
Though Junior Bachchan did not reveal the title of the film he is doing with Anurag, we surely know it is a sequel to Basu’s 2007 film Life In A… Metro, which boasted of an ensemble cast that included Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Kangana Ranaut, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Sharman Joshi, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja and others. Talks about a sequel to the successful film have been around for several years, but now the project is finally taking shape.
Over the past few months, several names have been thrown around as possible cast members of Life In A… Metro, including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Parineeti Chopra and Rajkummar Rao. Abhishek Bachchan was also in the race to bag a prominent part. While other actors are yet to be finalized, looks like the actor bagged the part before them and started shooting for the same from today.
We are extremely happy for Abhishek Bachchan because he desperately needs a hit to survive in Bollywood. The actor has not delivered a hit for a long time now. We hope Anurag Basu will add a hit to his career with Life In A… Metro 2. If sources are to be believed, the sequel is being co-produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-Series.