Shah Rukh Khan on Monday announced his next production venture titled Bob Biswas, starring Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role.
#BOLLYWOOD: Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh’s daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh is set to make her directorial debut with the thriller, which will be co-produced by SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Bound Script Production.
Bob Biswas is a spin-off of the poker-faced contract killer by the same name from 2012 hit Kahaani. The film will depict the different facets of his dual nature. It will go on floors in early 2020 and will release in the same year.
The official Twitter handle of Red Chillies Entertainment revealed the news with a tweet that read, “Nomoshkar! Thrilled to announce our upcoming film, #BobBiswas in association with Bound Script Production; starring @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @gaurikhan @iamsrk @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma”
Shah Rukh was quick to retweet the post with the text, “#BobBiswas is coming to ‘kill it!’ Happy to associate with Bound Script Production to bring #BobBiswas, played by @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @RedChilliesEnt @gaurikhan @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma”
Gaurav Verma, Chief Operating Officer, Red Chillies Entertainment said in a statement, “Bob Biswas is easily amongst the most iconic movie characters in recent memory. With Abhishek taking on the portrayal of Bob and Diya helming the film as director, we are excited to give further shape to such an extraordinary character.”
Abhishek, who is already busy with his upcoming projects Breathe 2 and Anurag Basu’s next, also tweeted, “Excited to announce my next film!! Bob Biswas.” Can’t wait to get started. Working with many favourites.” He replied to SRK’s tweet, saying, “Hope I make you proud Shah! Thank you.”
Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have previously shared screen space in films like Happy New Year and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. This would be the first time Abhishek is acting in a movie bankrolled by SRK’s banner.