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After Playing Harshad Mehta In The Big Bull, Abhishek Will Play A Cricketer In R Balki’s Next


Abhishek Bachchan is one Bollywood actor that people have had divided opinions on since the get-go. Being the son of a superstar like Amitabh Bachchan, we feel that Abhishek sort of knew that it came with its own set of challenges. However, there must have been times where even he must have been frustrated.

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Overall though, he’s a really good actor, who has made a name for himself with films like Guru, Yuva, and the Dhoom series. However, it is his latest work that has won plaudits with viewers appreciating his performances in Breathe, Ludo, Manmarziyaan, and The Big Bull.

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Now, it looks like he may well be a part of another interesting Bollywood film project. It has been revealed that the 45-year-old actor will be the male lead in R Balki’s film that will be based on cricket.


As per sources speaking to Pinkvilla, the veteran director, who has worked with Big B on a number of films, has been looking forward to working with Abhishek for the cricket-based drama film.

“R Balki has always been close to the Bachchan Family and over the last few years, has been discussing the possibilities of collaborating with Abhishek Bachchan on a feature film. Things have finally fallen in place as the two have initiated advanced conversations for a cricket-based film. It would feature Jr. Bachchan as a left-handed batsman,” said the source.

Just recently, R Balki had announced that his next film, Chup will be a psychological thriller starring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shruti Haasan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt. However, the cricket film starring Abhishek Bachchan, which has no working title at the moment, will release around next year, once Abhishek is done with filming the third season of Breathe, the Amazon Prime Video Original thriller series.

“Balki too will finish work on the post-production of Chup by then. Apart from this cricket-based film, he has also locked the screenplay for a human drama, which he plans to make with Sunny Deol, Revathi, and Shruti Haasan. However, it has been delayed for now as Sunny will be busy shooting for Gadar 2 over the next 6 months,” said the source while speaking to Pinkvilla.

As per reports, the cricket film would feature both the male and female protagonists as cricketers, with the casting team still working on finding the right fit for the female lead opposite Abhishek. Well, looks like it’s raining movies and series for Abhishek Bachchan, something we think he truly deserves at the moment. 

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