MUMBAI: Just a week back it was announced that Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are re-uniting to play estranged friends in Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Mehrunissa’. (Read Story Here)
The latest news coming from the film’s camp is that ‘Mehrunissa’ will no longer be a serious story about two estranged friends coming together and fighting over love for one woman.
There was news that Chitrangada will play the love interest of the two men. But scenes of Chitrangada Singh will be shot with actors playing a young Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan respectively.
But now the film has gone through a complete makeover. ‘Mehrunissa’ will now be called ‘Pehle Aap Janab’ and will be a romantic comedy instead.
Sudhir Mishra and Nikhil Advani are currently re-working on the script and the film as mentioned earlier will be set in Lucknow.
Both, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will play characters in the film, who haven’t met for 40 years. ‘Pehle Aap Janab’ will trace their friendship and how excitement comes back into their lives again when ‘Mehrunissa’ a.k.a Chitrangada (she will be still named Mehrunissa) comes back into their lives.
The playful journey between the two old men will kick-start soon once Sudhir Mishra finalizes two young men to play the younger versions of Amitabh and Rishi respectively.
With Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor joining hands and set to woo Chitrangada, it will be interesting to see who says, ‘Pehle Aap Janab’!