Abhishek Bachchan to star in 'Mere Apne' by Umesh Shukla

Added by harini on Mar 04, 2013

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has been signed to play the male lead in director Umesh Shukla’s, of ‘OMG: Oh My God fame, second movie ‘Mere Apne’.

Director Umesh Shukla confirmed the news.

“In the next four weeks, we will confirm Abhishek's dates and will start shooting. The schedule will complete in one go, it is a 60-day schedule. We will be shooting in Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and London," Shukla told IANS.

The movie might share same titles as 1971 movie but the director denies any resemblance between the two movies.

“It is a family oriented film with lots of fun and humor. I am quite excited about this project," he said.

The director said that he wrote the script with Abhishek Bachchan in mind and thinks that no one other than Abhishek can do justice to the role.

“When I was scripting the film, I knew I only want Abhishek in the film... I believe Abhishek suits the role the best,” he said.

Umesh Shukla said that as of now it is only Abhishek Bachchan who has been cast.

“Things will take time. It is only Abhishek who has been finalized as of now. The rest of the cast and crew, I will decide later," he concluded.

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