The official remake of Prithviraj and Biju Menon’s Malayalam classic, Ayyappanum Koshiyum, was meant to reunite John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan verified the news in an interview as well. However, we have learned that the reunion will not take place because Abhishek has exited the film.
“The reports of John and Abhishek’s reunion had created a positive chatter in the industry as their chemistry was widely appreciated in Dostana. The prep-work had begun and director, Jagan Shakti was all geared up to take it on floors in the month of November. However, just a couple of weeks back, Abhishek Bachchan conveyed to John and the entire team about his reservations of coming on board the film,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.
“Abhishek is no longer a part of this film. He was also supremely excited for the reunion with John, but some things are just not meant to happen, till they actually happen. He hopes to team up with John on another project soon,” the source added.
John, Jagan, and the Ayyappanum Koshiyum remake team are now on the lookout for someone to take Abhishek’s role.
“The script is locked and the team is still committed to commence shooting from November. They are talking to some actors from Bollywood and the cast will be locked soon. Jagan Shakti has wonderfully adapted the story of Malayalam film for the Hindi audience. He is also keeping a close eye on the Pawan Kalyan fronted Telugu remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum and intends to include some larger-than-life moments in the Hindi version,” the source concluded.