MUMBAI: Ravi Chopra, who will start his next film Bhootnath after Babul, has managed to rope in Shahrukh Khan to do a guest appearance in the same.
B.R. Films’ Bhootnath stars Amitabh Bachchan and Juhi Chawla in the lead and will be directed by Vivek Sharma. This will be for the first time that someone outside the B R Films’ camp will be directing a movie for them.
Chopra says, “For the first time we have handed the directorial reigns of one of our films to an outside director. Vivek has tremendous potential and this will be his debut film. Shahrukh Khan is playing an energetic role. We are in the process of finalizing the details.”
The film will go on the floors on 18 October, soon after the completion of Babul. What’s more, B R Films’ other project titled Pappu Pass Ho Gaya will be also directed by outside director. This film will have Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham, Om Puri, Aman Verma, Parmeet Sethi, Rajpal Yadav, Smita Jaykar and Avtar Gill. Salman Khan will also have a special appearance in Pappu Pass Ho Gaya.