It’s not even a month since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback film JAZBAA released and filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has already announced his next with Ash’s hubby Abhishek Bachchan. Yes, if reports are to be believed then Sanjay is all set to helm yet another gangster-based film (after making a series of hi-octane gangster dramas) titled EK THA GANGSTER with Abhishek Bachchan.
While it’s a great piece of news for the Bachchan fans, what is surprising is it came immediately after JAZBAA released. We wonder if Sanjay Gupta had pre-planned about doing his next film with Abhishek while making JAZBAA or he was induced to take Abhishek on board after working with Aishwarya in JAZBAA.
When we tried contacting the filmmaker to know about his idea of making an impromptu announcement, he remained unavailable.
However, it is being said that the racy thriller is based on S. Hussain Zaidi’s 2014 bestseller, ‘Byculla to Bangkok’, a sequel to his 2012 novel, ‘Dongri to Dubai’ and Sanjay had bought the rights of the sequel last year. In fact he had earlier titled his script MUMBAI SAGA. But now with a few changes in the story, the film has been re-titled EK THA GANGSTER and will roll in Mumbai somewhere in December.
Though Abhishek has played myriad characters on-screen, it will be for the first time we will see him essay the role of gangster on the celluloid. A refreshing change for AB out of the roles he has played till now!
While Aishwarya’s ‘Jazbaa’ was evident in her comeback film, it is to be seen how edgy and gritty Abhishek turns for EK THA GANGSTER!