R Balki, known for directing Cheeni Kum, Paa and Shamitabh with Bachchans is now looking to direct a cricket based drama with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role.
“R Balki has always been close to the Bachchan Family and over the last few years, has been discussing the possibilities of collaborating with Abhishek Bachchan on a feature film. Things have finally fallen in place as the two have initiated advanced conversations for a cricket-based film. It would feature Jr. Bachchan as a left-handed batsman,” revealed a source to Pinkvilla.
Balki’s cricket story features both the male and female protagonist as cricketers. The makers haven’t yet finalised the actress to play female counterpart.
R Balki recently announced his next directorial, Chup starring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwantri and Pooja Bhatt. Reportedly, Amitabh Bachhan will also appear in the film. Balki had confirmed, “Amitabh will come in at a crucial juncture in the plot and his presence would be decisive, as it always is in his cinema.”
The announcement teaser was shared by both Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar on their social media handles.
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 10, 2021
Abhishek Bachchan is reportedly busy shooting for the third season of Amazon Prime Original, Breathe, after which Balki’s untitled project will go on floors sometime next year. “Balki too will finish work on the post production of Chup by then. Apart from this cricket-based film, he has also locked the screenplay for a human drama, which he plans to make with Sunny Deol, Revathi and Shruti Haasan. However, it has been delayed for now as Sunny will be busy shooting for Gadar 2 over the next 6 months,” the source added.
Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachchan will be soon seen in Red Chillies Entertainment’s Bob Biswas and Dasvi, which are expected to release in 2022.