SRK and Abhishek Bachchan unite for 'Bob Biswas' origin story
There are many reasons that made the 2012 Sujoy Ghosh thriller Kahaani the phenomenon that it became. One reason was the iconic character of Bob Biswas, a regular-looking LIC agent who moonlighted as a cold-blooded contract killer. And now, a Bob Biswas's origin story is in the making, which will see Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan joining hands. Here are more details.
Khan to co-produce the movie, starring Bachchan in the lead
Notably, the film will be bankrolled by Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, in association with Ghosh's Bound Script Production. Starring Junior Bachchan in the titular role, the movie is set to be helmed by Ghosh's daughter Diya. The film was announced by Red Chillies on Twitter on Monday. Soon after, the post was shared by Khan, Bachchan, and Ghosh.
Bob Biswas is coming to 'kill it', announced Khan
#BobBiswas is coming to 'kill it!'— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 25, 2019
Happy to associate with Bound Script Production to bring #BobBiswas, played by @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @RedChilliesEnt @gaurikhan @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma https://t.co/uUgNPGJzws
Bob Biswas first appeared in Vidya Balan-starrer 'Kahaani'
Apparently, Bob Biswas will be a standalone film based on the eerie character from its source material, Kahaani. After the original film came out, Bob Biswas, who was played by Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee, became utterly popular among Bollywood fans. Bob Biswas's signature dialog, before he would pull the trigger, "Nomoshkar, ek minute" became a favorite among pop-culture enthusiasts and meme content creators.
Shooting for 'Bob Biswas' expected to start early next year
Bob Biswas is expected to go on floors in early 2020. Notably, this isn't the first time that the Khan-Bachchan duo will come together for a film. The two have previously co-starred in films like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Happy New Year (2014). But, this would be the first time that Bachchan would appear in a movie produced by Khan.
Other upcoming movies of Bachchan and Khan
Apart from Bob Biswas, Bachchan will also soon appear in Anurag Basu's upcoming untitled project alongside Rajkummar Rao, and Kookie Gulati's The Big Bull. On the other hand, Khan who was last seen in Aanand L. Rai's Zero, is yet to announce his next movie.