Abhishek Bachchan to do dad’s remake for the first time


There have been innumerable offers asking Abhishek Bachchan to do a role that has been made famous by his father Amitabh Bachchan. But AB Jr has steered clear of the temptation until now as he rightfully felt that no actor, including him, could do justice to a role done by Big B.

However, it seems that producer Kunal Kohli has managed to convince him, as word is, for the first time, Abhishek will reprise a role played by Big B.

Almost 33 years after the release Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), he will step into his dad’s shoes in the remake of the yesteryear fun caper that also had Shashi Kapoor.

Bobby Deol will play Shashi’s role and the girls, originally played by Hema Malini and Parveen Babi, are still being finalised.

The filmmaker says, “It’s too early to reveal anything, we will make a formal announcement as soon as we are ready with all details.”

The film will be directed by newcomer Akshaye Puri, who is a maternal cousin of designer Manish Malhotra and actor Varun Dhawan.