Quietly, Abhishek Bachchan has slithered forward to a place under the sun. Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan got the underrated actor a renewed box-office endorsement. After saying no to a slew of almost-accepted offers, Abhishek has finally given his nod to two major projects this year.
Now, in Happy New Year, SRK and Junior AB are being cast in parallel parts. Farah would be Abhishek's second woman director after Revathi in Phir Milenge, not counting the cameo as himself in Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance and Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om.
In the second-half of 2013, Abhishek goes into OMG Oh My God director Umesh Shukla's film. A solo-hero project with a serious social issue underlining the humour, the two have zeroed in on a script that Shukla describes as a "social comedy."
Elaborating on the project, Shukla says, "This time it's not based on a play or any other external source. It is an original script. It's the story of a son and his relationship with his parents. I can't reveal too much at the moment. But like my OMG, it will address an important social issue in an engaging humorous mood."