Actor Abhishek Bachchan has recently informed that he and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are in talks with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for his upcoming production venture, Gulab Jamun. Few days back, Aish confirmed that the star couple was approached for the film to be directed by Sarvesh Mewara. However, Junior B has stated that the discussions are going on and they can’t reveal much details now.
When asked about the status of the project, Abhishek told reporters last night here, "That film is not Anurag's film. It is by a new director and he (Anurag) will be producing it. We are still discussing it.
"We can't announce anything yet. I have always maintained that it is better if the film's producer announces it,"
Abhishek said during an event to celebrate 20 years of Border. The film was directed by JP Dutta, who also gave Abhishek his Bollywood break with the 2000 drama Refugee.
"After few months of the release of Border JP saab came to me and offered me my first film. I am here as an actor today because of him and JP films. I owe them everything," the 41-year-old actor said.
Asked about the trend of remakes and sequels, the Dhoom actor said, "I think a film like 'Border' is still very fresh in everybody's minds, so it will be difficult to remake that. Today, sequels are in trend but there is only one person who can make a sequel to Border and it is JP sir. If he says no, then I guess there will be no sequels."
Released in 1997, Border featured Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff Sunny Deol and Suniel Shetty in crucial roles. The flick revolved around Battle of Longewala during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
(With IANS Inputs)